Ciuffo is dealing with a bruised right hand, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo exited Monday's game with the injury after going 0-for-2 at the dish. The issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, so he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Ciuffo is not starting Tuesday against Texas. The catcher hits the bench for the second time in three games. Jesus Sucre will get the call behind the plate, catching Blake Snell.
Ciuffo is out of the lineup against Cleveland on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo will get a standard day off after starting the first two games of this series. In his place, Jesus Sucre will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.
Ciuffo is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Since being promoted from Triple-A, Ciuffo has started four of the last five games and has five hits and four RBI to show for it. He'll head to the bench to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup with Baltimore starter Josh Rogers, though, allowing Jesus Sucre to take a turn behind the dish.
Ciuffo went 2-for-2 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in Friday's 14-2 rout of the Orioles. His three-run shot off Dylan Bundy in the second inning got the Rays' offense rolling and gave Ciuffo his first homer in the majors. Unless Michael Perez (hamstring) is able to return before the end of the season, Ciuffo is the only left-handed hitter among Tampa's three catchers, which at least gives him the platoon advantage when it comes to playing time in September.
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