Sucre was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Alongside Sucre, fellow catcher Adam Moore was also outrighted to the minors in order to provide a couple additional 40-man roster spots for the Rays to protect younger prospects ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Across 73 games with the Rays this year, Sucre slashed .209/.247/.253 with 17 RBI.
Sucre is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre heads to the bench after starting two of the last three games and going 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Nick Ciuffo starts behind the plate and will bat ninth in his absence.
Sucre went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays. After hitting his first homer of the season, Sucre is riding a five-game hitting streak in which he's 8-for-18. He doesn't register fantasy value outside of AL-only and some deep two-catcher leagues, though he's on a bit of a run right now that would justify using him as a rental. Sucre hasn't shown good plate work this year, though, dishing out a mere .218/.250/.264 slash line with 17 RBI in 188 plate appearances.
Sucre is 5-for-8 with a double and two runs over his last two games, raising his average 22 points to .208 in the process. The rare offensive surge has been a welcome sight after Sucre had seen his average dip all the way to .186 three games ago. The veteran backstop has been splitting time with Nick Ciuffo in the absence of Michael Perez (hamstring), with the latter still a candidate for return before the season is over.
Sucre is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He'll give way to Adam Moore behind the dish after making three consecutive starts. Sucre took over as the No. 1 catcher after Michael Perez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, but it will be difficult to wring much fantasy value out of the 30-year-old even if he sees regular at-bats. Over 161 plate appearances this season, Sucre has slashed .196/.234/.223 with four extra-base hits (all doubles) and one stolen base.