Sucre was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. Sucre has seen limited action this season as the backup to Chris Iannetta, but he'll head back to Tacoma as the Mariners give Mike Zunino a shot. The 28-year-old Sucre is just a career .176 hitter in 222 big league at-bats.
Sucre has been recalled by the Mariners, Greg Jones of MLB.com reports. Sucre will serve as the backup catcher to Chris Iannetta in Seattle. Sucre, who recently returned from a leg injury, was hitting .158 in just 19 at-bats with Triple-A Tacoma. Mike Zunino, who was currently serving as the backup catcher, has been sent back down to Triple-A.
Sucre (leg) was placed on the 60-day DL on Sunday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. The roster move was fully expected, as Sucre is expected to miss the entire season after undergoing surgery in January to address a broken fibula. Sucre's absence will leave Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger as the Mariners' top two catchers entering the 2016 campaign.
Sucre (ankle) is expected to miss the entire 2016 season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. His timetable for recovery was extended greatly once he opted for surgery toward the end of January, and it appears the Mariners prefer to shut him down for the season instead of try to rush him back. He hit just .157/.195/.228 in 52 games with Seattle last season while serving as the backup catcher. Because of his inability to produce offensively and the presence of Chris Iannetta and Steve Clevenger, the 27-year-old would have likely spent most of 2016 in Triple-A anyways, making the impact on his current fantasy value minimal.
Sucre will miss the next six months after undergoing leg surgery to repair a broken fibula and a severely sprained right ankle, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Sucre was originally expected to miss six weeks recovering from the injury, but his timetable has been drastically extended since he opted for surgery. This doesn't change the Mariners' pecking order at catcher much, as Chris Ianetta, Mike Zunino, and Steve Clevenger are all slated ahead of him. The updated timetable projects Sucre to return in late July or early August.