Jesus 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 Seattle Mariners ' top two catchers entering the 2016 campaign.
Jesus 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 Seattle 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.
Jesus 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 Seattle 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.
Jesus Sucre will miss the next six weeks with a broken fibula, Marcos Grunfeld of Modern Sports Media reports.
Sucre suffered the injury during Winter League and the initial timetable for return suggests he'll be ready for Opening Day against the Padres on April 4, but there's blatant concern for his ability to report to camp with fellow catchers and pitchers on Feb. 19. Although, Chris Iannetta, Mike Zunino, and Steve Clevenger were likely already slotted above Sucre on the depth chart.
Making just his 13th start behind the plate this season,
Sucre's homer cut the Jays' lead to 3-2 in the second inning. It was his only hit of the game. Sucre had played 43 games prior to hitting the first longball of his career. And while the home run was nice, a win would have been nicer for Sucre.
"It really feels good, but it could be better if we win the game," Sucre said, per MLB.com. "We play as a team, so all we want to do is win the game. We just couldn't do it.
"I mean, all we want to do is win games. That's all we need. We tried to do our best, but it didn't happen today."
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