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Jesus Sucre: Hits open market
Sucre officially elected free agency Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The 31-year-old cracked the Orioles' Opening Day roster as a second catcher but appeared in only 21 contests for the big club before being outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk in late April. He'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal as he heads to the open market this winter.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Assigned to Triple-A
Sucre cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Sucre was designated for assignment Sunday, and after making it through waivers, he chose to accept an assignment with the Tides. The veteran backstop will serve as organizational depth for the Orioles moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Designated for assignment
Sucre was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Sunday.
Sucre was designated in a series of moves made by the Orioles on Sunday morning and is being replaced by Austin Wynns. Sucre was hitting .210/.269/.242 across 67 plate appearances this season and served as the team's primary backstop. Wynns and Pedro Severino will now work as the team's backstop tandem.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Situated on bench
Sucre is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre is slashing .224/.286/.259 with three RBI through 20 games this season. He'll give way to Pedro Severino behind the dish in this one.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Not in lineup
Sucre is not starting Monday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre remains the primary catcher in Baltimore, having started 15 of 24 games. Pedro Severino gets the call in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Situated on bench
Sucre is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off after starting the past four games behind the dish. Pedro Severino will start at catcher and hit eighth in this one.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Sits out Saturday
Sucre is not starting Saturday against the Red Sox, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Sucre has had the edge in starts over Pedro Severino, starting nine of 15 games, but the pair has alternated turns over the last six games. Severino gets the nod Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Rests in series finale
Sucre is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manager Brandon Hyde will alternate Sucre and Pedro Severino behind the plate for the fourth straight game, with the latter getting the nod in the series finale. Sucre still appears to be the Orioles' preferred option at the position, but the defensive-minded catcher offers little fantasy upside.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Out of lineup
Sucre is out of the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
Sucre will be out of the lineup for the third time this season. Pedro Severino will start in his place and hit seventh.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Heads to bench
Sucre is not starting Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre sits for just the second time in the Orioles' first six games. Pedro Severino will start behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Collects three RBI
Sucre went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Yankees.
Sucre grabbed his second start of the season Saturday and had a significant two-run double in the ninth inning to give the Orioles some breathing room. The 30-year-old should see plenty of action behind the plate early on with Austin Wynns (oblique) starting the season on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Officially added to roster
Sucre had his contract purchased by the Orioles on Monday.
As expected, Sucre will break camp with the Orioles in place of the injured Austin Wynns (oblique), who was placed on the injured list Monday. It remains to be seen whether Sucre will stick with Baltimore after Wynns is ready to return. The backstop owns a career .223/.259/.308 slash line across parts of six major-league seasons (223 games), so he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value regardless of his role.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Good shot at roster spot
Sucre has a good chance to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed as much Thursday, though it's unclear if that would be a temporary position until Austin Wynns recovers from his oblique injury or if Sucre is expected to remain on the roster all year. Either way, the veteran backstop is unlikely to provide much fantasy value, as he hit just .209/.247/.253 in 73 games for the Rays last season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Spring debut on tap
Sucre is slated to catch three innings in his Grapefruit League debut Friday versus the Red Sox and is scheduled to catch again in Sunday's game against the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre's start to spring training was delayed while he worked to secure a work visa that would allow him to travel to the United States, but he finally arrived at camp Sunday. After getting in a few workouts this week, Sucre is now ready for game action. He should have every opportunity to compete for the Orioles' wide-open backup catcher job.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Arrives at camp
Sucre reported to Orioles camp Sunday after securing a visa to enter the United States, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
After leaving his native Venezuela, Sucre headed to Colombia, where he was able to receive the visa he needed to get back to the United States. The visa issue kept Sucre unavailable for nearly three weeks, so he may face an uphill battle to earn an Opening Day roster spot. Sucre caught a simulated game Monday and could make his Grapefruit League debut later this week.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Nearing return to camp
Sucre has returned to the United States with his visa issues resolved and is expected to join the Orioles on Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Sucre signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles in early February but has remained in his native Venezuela as he sorted out the visa issues. According to Dubroff, manager Brandon Hyde indicated the veteran catcher would need four or five days of working out with the team before entering spring games. Sucre is set to compete for the backup catching job once he's ready to play.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Visa problems nearly resolved
Manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Sucre is expected to resolve his visa issues in the coming days and report to spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Sucre remains in his native Venezuela but Hyde noted that the veteran catcher has "just paperwork" to take care of before he's able to make the trip to the United States. Once he's in camp, Sucre will compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster as a backup catcher.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jesus Sucre: Still dealing with visa issues
Manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday he's hopeful Sucre, who remains in Venezuela while awaiting a work visa, will report to Orioles camp within the next couple of weeks, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Based on Hyde's comments, it doesn't sound as though Sucre will be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut until March while his arrival in North America remains delayed. The missed action isn't ideal for a non-roster invitee who isn't assured an Opening Day gig with the big club, though Hyde stressed that there's still enough time for Sucre to stake a claim to the No. 2 catcher job.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 230 lbs|
|Birthplace: Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|