Rays Make Minor Deal For Catcher


The Tampa Bay Rays made a minor deal Wednesday, acquiring minor-league catcher Jesús Sucre from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Sucre played in just 9 games for the Mariners in 2016, but had 12 hits in 29 plate appearances, including two doubles, a home run and five RBI.  He also played in 29 games with Seattle's Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, hitting .273 / .301 / .333 with 11 RBI.

In 90 career Major League games, the 28-year-old catcher has hit .209 / .246 / .276 with two home runs and 20 RBI.  He signed a one-year, $630,000 deal with the Mariners in late January before being designated for assignment and outrighted to Triple-A.

The Rays will invite Sucre to big-league camp.



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