Sucre with the Seattle Mariners
|Seattle Mariners – No. 2|
April 30, 1988 |
|May 24, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||20|
Sucre was optioned to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on March 11, 2014. He was called back up to the Seattle Mariners on July 8, upon the release of John Buck to serve as the backup catcher to Mike Zunino.
On June 12, 2015, the Seattle Mariners were down 10-0 against the Houston Astros when manager Lloyd McClendon called Sucre out to pitch the bottom of the 8th inning, making his MLB pitching debut. Sucre pitched a scoreless inning, delivering only 7 pitches with 4 strikes and 3 balls allowing only 1 hit, ending the inning with a 0.00 ERA. His fast pitch was 90 mph. Sucre had never pitched in a baseball game before at any level, professional or amateur.
During the 2015-16 offseason, Sucre suffered a broken fibula and sprained ankle while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League. He had surgery in January which was expected to cause him to miss the next six months.
Sucre was activated from the 60-day disabled list on July 6, 2016. He was optioned to Tacoma on July 20, and recalled on September 2.
- "Change is coming: Mariners to send down Jesus Montero to Tacoma, bring up Jesus Sucre". Tacoma News Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- "MLB.com Gameday". Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- "Jesus Sucre out six months after leg surgery". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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