Former DH and cleanup hitter John Buck was designated for assignment after tonight's game. General consensus is that the move is to get Jesus Sucre -- who is a far better defender/receiver -- on the roster. Buck allowed the only run to score in the M's 1-0 loss Sunday when he couldn't get up in time to catch Walker's errant fastball wild pitch.
Sucre is hitting .379/.419/.552 off of lefties and .346/.357/.469 over his last 21 games. It was also John Buck's birthday today, so there is that.