May 19, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero (63) sits behind home plate after Cleveland Indians shortstop Mike Aviles (not pictured) scored from second base on a ground out in the fourth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Mariners officially option Jesus Montero to AAA


The Mariners confirmed Jesus Montero’s demotion to Tacoma, via Greg Johns on Twitter. According to Larry Stone, Jesus Sucre is in fact the player coming up to Seattle. The Mariners still need to tinker with the 40-man roster though, and so this story isn’t done. New developments should be coming tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.

According to the Tacoma News-Tribune’s Ryan Divish, Jesus Montero will be optioned to Tacoma later today. Tacoma catcher Jesus Sucre will be his replacement at the big league level. Montero is hitting .208 with three home runs and nine RBI in 2013. No word has been given on what the corresponding 40-man roster move will be (since Sucre isn’t on the 40-man) or to whether Montero will catch or DH in the minors. We’ll update the story when we know more.

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