Jesús Sucre

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sucre and the second or maternal family name is Medina.
Jesús Sucre
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Sucre with the Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners – No. 2
Born: (1988-04-30) April 30, 1988 (age 28)
Cumaná, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 24, 2013, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average .209
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 20

Jesús Marcelo Sucre Medina (born April 30, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2013.


Sucre was called up to the majors for the first time on May 23, 2013.[1] He recorded his first career hit on May 24 against the Texas Rangers.

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.[2] Sucre had never pitched in a baseball game before at any level, professional or amateur.[3]

On August 12, 2015, Sucre caught teammate Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter. On August 15, he was brought in to pitch the bottom of the 8th inning in a blowout against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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.[4]

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.


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