Sucre's final line: One inning pitched, three runs on two hits and two walks. He will take a 27.00 ERA into his next outing -- if that outing ever comes.
"Wilson [catcher Ramos] kept asking for a slider," said Sucre with a smile. "I don't have a slider."
Monday night's outing was not Sucre's first time pitching in the Major Leagues. During the 2015 season, he pitched twice for the Mariners, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks, good for a 13.50 ERA.
After the game, right-hander Chase Whitley was optioned to Triple-A Durham and the Rays recalled right-hander Ryne Stanek.
Whitley was 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 30 games this season. Stanek appeared in 11 games for the Rays earlier this season, posting a 5.59 ERA without a decision.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.