Sucre went 3-for-5 with three RBI from a two-run double and a run-scoring single in an extra-inning loss to the Twins on Sunday. Sucre put together his best offensive outing of the season out of his usual spot at the bottom of the order. The reserve backstop closed out the All-Star break with five RBI over his last two games, as he'd also plated a pair of runs in Saturday's blowout win after having entered the game for Wilson Ramos (hamstring). With Ramos' health and even future with the team in doubt at present, it's conceivable Sucre continues enjoying an expanded role coming out of the All-Star break.
Sucre went 2-for-3 with two RBI from a double and also walked in an extra-innings win over the Yankees on Sunday. The backup catcher had been struggling in recent starts, but he enjoyed one of his most productive days of the season at the plate Sunday. Sucre's two-bagger was only his second extra-base hit of the campaign, and his overall tally represented his fourth multi-hit effort of 2018. Sucre only sees a handful of starts per month on average, and his value to the Rays primarily rests in his defensive prowess behind the dish.
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.