Mariners Agree to terms with Catcher Jesus Sucre on 2017 Contract

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today at the 2016 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings that the club has agreed to terms with catcher Jesus Sucre on a 2017 contract. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today at the 2016 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings that the club has agreed to terms with catcherJesus Sucre on a 2017 contract. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

 

Sucre, 28, appeared in a total of 9 games with the Mariners in 2016, hitting .480 (12×25) with 4 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI. Six of the 9 games came after Sept. 1, and he hit .647 (11×17) with both doubles, and a home run in those 6 games.

 

Sucre was on the 60-day disabled list from March 1 to July 6 after having surgery to repair damage in his right ankle on Jan. 26, 2016 in Seattle. He sustained a fractured right fibula during winter ball in Venezuela on Jan. 17. After being activated from the disabled list, Sucre hit .125 (1×8) with 2 walks in 3 games with Seattle before being optioned to Tacoma on July 20. He hit .273 (27×99) with 7 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple and 11 RBI in 29 games with Tacoma.

 

Prior to being activated from the disabled list, Sucre combined to hit .241 (7×29) with 2 runs, 1 double and 4 RBI in 9 games on a rehab assignment with AZL Mariners (4 G) and AAA Tacoma (5 G).

 

In parts of four Major League seasons, he has hit .209 (50×239) with 18 runs, 10 doubles, 2 home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games.

 

He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on May 25, 2005 by Atlanta.

 

SUCRE’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2005 DSL Braves .214 19 70 6 15 21 0 0 2 7 1 0 1 5 10 0 1 .300 .276
2006 DSL Braves .278 35 133 20 37 50 8 1 1 16 0 1 2 9 12 1 1 .376 .331
2007 GCL Braves .221 40 104 8 23 28 5 0 0 14 1 2 0 7 10 1 1 .269 .265
2008 Danville .182 44 154 14 28 39 2 0 3 15 1 0 1 7 24 1 1 .253 .222
2009 Rome .325 45 169 14 55 73 15 0 1 18 0 0 1 6 17 1 4 .432 .352
  Myrtle Beach .259 53 197 17 51 76 8 1 5 20 0 1 0 8 33 3 1 .386 .286
2010 Myrtle Beach .220 48 191 14 42 66 9 0 5 22 1 0 1 7 26 1 0 .346 .251
  Mississippi .297 38 145 20 43 62 11 1 2 12 1 0 0 1 17 0 2 .428 .301
2011 Mississippi .219 40 137 13 30 35 5 0 0 10 1 1 1 6 12 0 1 .255 .255
  Jackson .214 32 84 4 18 24 3 0 1 9 2 0 0 5 7 0 1 .286 .258
2012 Jackson .271 90 321 27 87 101 11 0 1 30 4 1 3 20 39 1 1 .315 .319
2013 Tacoma .299 23 87 10 26 29 3 0 0 8 1 0 0 7 10 1 1 .333 .351
  SEATTLE .192 8 26 1 5 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 .192 .241
  AZL Mariners # .316 6 19 1 6 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .368 .350
2014 Tacoma .274 48 175 13 48 63 7 1 2 16 0 1 1 4 29 0 1 .360 .293
  SEATTLE .213 21 61 4 13 15 2 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 17 0 0 .246 .213
2015 SEATTLE .157 52 127 9 20 29 6 0 1 7 9 0 0 6 21 0 0 .228 .195
  Tacoma .261 6 23 4 6 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 .261 .346
2016 AZL Mariners # .400 4 10 1 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1