Former Reds All-Star traded to World Series contender

Good vibes are headed to the desert.

Seattle Mariners infielder Eugenio Suárez
Seattle Mariners infielder Eugenio Suárez / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

Eugenio Suárez has a new home. After two seasons in the Emerald City, Geno is headed to the desert to join the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times is reporting that Carlos Vargas and Seby Zavala are headed to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for the former Cincinnati Reds slugger.

Geno, along with former Reds outfielder Jesse Winker, was shipped to Seattle prior to the 2022 season. In return, Cincinnati received Connor Phillips, Brandon Williamson, Justin Dunn, and Jake Fraley.

Former Reds All-Star Eugenio Suarez traded to Diamondbacks

Eugenio Suárez was one of the most beloved Cincinnati Reds players over the past decade. Geno, who came to Cincinnati by way of trade from the Detroit Tigers, spent seven years with the Reds before landing in Seattle for the past two seasons.

Geno, who had a fun-loving relationship with Reds commentator Jim Day, hit 189 homers in his tenure with the Cincinnati Reds. Three times, Suarez hit over 30 big flies in a season.

Suárez's best season was arguably in 2019 when the Reds third baseman set the home run record for Venezuelan-born players. His 49 bombs surpassed the Big Cat, Andrés Galarraga, who hit 47 homers in 1996.

Eugenio Suárez will now be part of the National League Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, whose improbable march to the World Series ended in five games after the Texas Rangers took home their first-ever World Championship.

Suárez will undoubtedly be asked to bring that level of veteran leadership and power to a ball club that's likely to lose Tommy Pham, and possibly Lourdes Gurriel Jr., to free agency this offseason.

The Cincinnati Reds fanbase will always have a soft-spot for Geno, and after Jesse Winker was traded away last offseason, the only significant former Reds player who still calls Seattle home is All-Star pitcher Luis Castillo.