Mariners recall C Jesus Sucre and LHP David Rollins from AAA Tacoma

RHP Taijuan Walker placed on the 15-day DL; C Mike Zunino optioned to AAA Tacoma; C Steve Clevenger transferred to 60-day DL

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves prior to tonight's (5:10 pm PT) game at the Houston Astros:

  • Jesus Sucre, C, activated from the 60-day disabled list and recalled from AAA Tacoma rehab assignment.
  • David Rollins, LHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
  • Taijuan Walker, RHP, placed on the 15-day disabled list (right foot tendinitis).
  • Mike Zunino, C, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/5).
  • Steve Clevenger, C, transferred to the 60-day disabled list (fractured third metacarpal on his right hand).

Sucre (#2) and Rollins (#59) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (5:10 pm PT) game at the Houston Astros.
Sucre, 28, was batting .158 (3x19) with 1 run, 1 double and 1 RBI in 5 games on a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma. Prior to appearing with Tacoma, Sucre hit .400 (4x10) with 1 run and 3 RBI in 4 games on a rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners. Sucre was placed on the 60-day disabled list on March 1 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.
Sucre spent most of the 2015 season with Seattle, batting .157 (20x127) with 9 runs, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 7 RBI in 50 games. In six games with AAA Tacoma, he hit .261 (6x23) with 3 runs and 2 RBI. In parts of three Major League seasons with the Mariners, Sucre is a career .178 (38x214) hitter with 14 runs, 8 doubles, 1 home run and 15 RBI in 79 games.
Rollins, 26, is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 4.0 IP) with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks in 4 relief appearances over two stints with the Mariners this season. Rollins was optioned to AAA Tacoma yesterday after posting 3 scoreless relief appearances since being initially recalled from Tacoma on June 24. Earlier this season, Rollins tossed 1.1 scoreless innings on June 17 at Boston, before being optioned to AAA Tacoma on June 18.
Rollins is 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER, 30.2 IP) with 26 strikeouts and 1 walk in 24 games with Tacoma this season, all in relief. Overall, he has allowed earned runs in just 5 of his 24 appearances with Tacoma, and has allowed more than 1 run just once. Rollins was selected by Seattle from Houston in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 11, 2014. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with Seattle, Rollins is 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA (21 ER, 29.0 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 11 walks in 24 career games.
Walker, 23, was 4-7 with a 3.66 ERA (35 ER, 86.0 IP) with 80 strikeouts and 18 walks in 16 starts this season. Among American League leaders, Walker currently ranks 7th with a 4.44 strikeout-to-walk ratio (80 K, 18 BB). Walker has twice this season equaled a career-high with 11 strikeouts in a single game (4/25 vs. HOU & 6/8 vs. CLE). Walker posted a 1.44 ERA (4 ER, 25.0 IP) in the month of April, the 3rd-best April ERA in Mariners history when making 4 or more starts. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Mariners, Walker is 18-18 with a 4.02 ERA (138 ER, 308.2 IP) in 56 career appearances/53 career starts.
Zunino, 25, hit .286 (2x7) with 2 runs, 2 home runs, 3 RBI and 1 walk in 2 games with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 30. Prior to being recalled, Zunino was batting .282 (70x248) with 40 runs, 13 doubles, 15 home runs and 51 RBI in 69 games with AAA Tacoma. At the time of his recall, Zunino ranked T3rd in home runs (15), T8th in RBI (51) and 11th in total bases (128) among Pacific Coast League leaders. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Mariners, Zunino is a career .193 (187x968) with 103 runs, 36 doubles, 2 triples, 40 home runs and 105 RBI in 297 career games.
Clevenger, 30, was batting .221 (15x68) with 7 runs, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 7 RBI in 22 games, before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 30. Clevenger is eligible to be activated from the 60-day disabled list on August 29. He sustained a fractured third metacarpal (right hand) on June 29 vs. Pittsburgh after taking a foul ball off his right hand in the top of the third inning. In parts of 6 Major League seasons with Chicago-NL (2011-13), Baltimore (2013-15) and Seattle, Clevenger is a career .227 (110x484) hitter with 45 runs, 29 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home run and 48 RBI in 170 career games.