Mariners designate catcher John Buck for assignment

Jul 7, 2014, 10:25 PM | Updated: Jul 8, 2014, 10:13 am
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By Brent Stecker

The Mariners made a surprising roster move after Monday’s 2-0 win over the Twins, designating veteran catcher John Buck for assignment.

The move leaves the team without a backup to starting catcher Mike Zunino, creating speculation that Triple-A catcher Jesus Sucre will be called up to take Buck’s spot on the roster. The corresponding move will come Tuesday.

Buck hit .226 with a home run and six RBIs in 27 games for the Mariners this season. The 10-year veteran, who turned 33 on Monday, has played for six teams in his career.

The Mariners have 10 days to trade or release Buck.

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