Sucre, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI from a sacrifice groundout in a win over the Royals on Tuesday, is just 1-for-10 since returning from a forearm injury May 8. The reserve backstop was hit by a pitch in the forearm April 30 and didn't make another appearance until the May 8 contest against the Braves, a span of five games. Sucre is primarily lauded for his work behind the dish, but prior to his current downturn, he'd generated a solid .281 average over his first 32 at-bats.
Sucre (forearm) is in the lineup Tuesday for the first time since April 30. Sucre was hit by a pitch in the forearm that day, and while his X-rays were negative, he remained out for over a week. He'll get the start behind the plate Tuesday with Wilson Ramos taking a turn as the Rays' designated hitter.
Sucre (forearm) remains out of the lineup Friday against Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre was hit in the wrist Monday against the Tigers and was removed from the game. His X-rays were negative, but he's yet to return to action. Of course, as a backup catcher, there's no guarantee he would have played in the last three games even if he wasn't injured, so it's difficult to tell the exact extent of his injury.
X-rays confirmed that Sucre (forearm) didn't break any bones after being hit by a pitch Monday against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre's X-rays came back negative following Monday's matchup, meaning he won't be forced to miss significant time. He stated that his forearm/wrist area is sore, and he'll likely be re-evaluated prior to Tuesday's game to determine whether he'll be available. The Rays' everyday starter behind the dish, Wilson Ramos (leg), has been held out of the lineup for the last two days, so it wouldn't be surprising if the team promoted a catcher from the minors Tuesday even if neither Ramos nor Sucre require a trip to the disabled list.
Sucre was taken for X-rays following Monday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre was hit by a pitch on the wrist during Monday's matchup, but stayed in the game after being examined by the team trainer. He appeared to be heading for X-rays after the game, so more news on his status should emerge in the near future.
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