Sucre (wrist) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox. There's no guarantee that Sucre's absence is injury-related, as he's stuck behind Michael Perez on the catcher depth chart. The Rays are expected to announce whether he'll need a trip to the disabled list for a sore wrist at some point Saturday.
Sucre said his sore right wrist is feeling better, and he managed to take 20 swings Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre injured his wrist on a check swing during Wednesday's game, and he's been considered day-to-day ever since. A decision on whether he'll require a stint on the disabled list is expected to come Saturday, but it's good news that Sucre participated in some baseball activities prior to Friday's series opener.
Sucre is dealing with a very sore right wrist stemming from a check swing in Wednesday's game and could be headed to the disabled list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Rays are likely to decide on Sucre's status by Saturday according to Topkin. The veteran backstop has been seeing semi-regular playing time in a platoon with Michael Perez since the trade of Wilson Ramos, but he's been able to capitalize on his bump in playing time -- Sucre is hitting just .118 (2-for-17) over his first eight games of August.
Sucre is on the bench for the sixth time in seven games Wednesday against the Angels, Juan Toribio of The Athletic Tampa Bay reports. Wilson Ramos (hamstring) was dealt to the Phillies at the deadline, but Sucre no longer seems positioned to take advantage of the opportunity. Michael Perez appears to be the catcher to own in Tampa Bay.
Sucre is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sucre has alternated starts with Michael Perez behind the plate since the latter's acquisition Wednesday, and that trend seems likely to persist given their similar profiles as defense-first catchers. Both backstops' playing time will likely dwindle, however, once Wilson Ramos (hamstring) is cleared to return from the 10-day disabled list.