Preston Tucker

#20 OF / Houston Astros / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 217 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros recall OF Preston Tucker from Triple-A on Wednesday

      The Astros have recalled outfielder Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno. Tucker was sent down back on Aug. 22 after struggling at the plate for much of August. But he went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday for Fresno, and hit .303 in the eight games since his demotion. He's in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. He'll be in left field, batting seventh for manager A.J. Hinch.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros send struggling OF Preston Tucker to Triple-A

      Astros outfielder Preston Tucker has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Saturday's win over the Dodgers. Tucker has really been struggling lately, as he owns a .147 average with eight strikeouts over his past nine games. The demotion of the rookie was needed to make room on the roster for Lance McCullers, who is being called up to start Sunday's game. Tucker will likely return to the team when the rosters expand on September 1.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros OF Preston Tucker back in the lineup on Friday

      Astros outfielder Preston Tucker has returned to the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the A's. Tucker hasn't started since leaving Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch in his arm. He did enter Thursday's game as a late-inning defensive replacement however, and it appears his arm has healed enough to get him back in the lineup on Friday. Tucker is batting .265 with 10 home runs in 70 games this season. He will be in left field and bat seventh on Friday.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Astros' Preston Tucker leaves game after HBP

      Astros left fielder Preston Tucker left Tuesday's game due to an arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, per Tucker was hit in his first plate appearance, in the second inning. He remained in the game, going 1 for 2 in his next two times up. He also made two plays in the field before leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros OF Preston Tucker keeps rolling with solo HR on Friday

      Left fielder Preston Tucker gave the Astros all the offense they would need, as he went deep for his ninth home run of the season in the 4-0 win over the Royals. Tucker's solo blast put the Astros up 1-0 in the third inning. Starter Scott Kazmir and the Astros' bullpen did the rest, shutting out the Royals in this one. Tucker also doubled and scored twice, finishing the game 3 for 4. The rookie outfielder is batting .333 with four home runs in his past seven games, which includes a pair of three-hit performances.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Astros LF Preston Tucker slams two homers in Wednesday win

      Astros left fielder Preston Tucker continued to hit his homers in bunches Wednesday against Boston. Tucker has blasted off three times in the last two games to give him eight on the season. He had already hit two in four games and two in successive games earlier in the year. His solo job in the first inning gave Houston a lead it would not relinquish. He added a two-run homer in the fifth. He has five runs and five RBI over the last two games.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Astros' Preston Tucker homers to cap three-hit day

      Astros left fielder Preston Tucker went 3 for 5, scoring three times in Sunday's win over Texas. Tucker matched his run total for the previous nine games and had more hits than in the 2 for 17 stretch he had entering Sunday's contest. Tucker hit a two-run home run, his sixth of the year. It was his first homer or RBI since July 6.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Preston Tucker homers in Astros' win

      Astros right fielder Preston Tucker hit a solo home run in Monday's win over Cleveland. Tucker went 4 for 5, matching the number of hits he had in his last six games, spanning 23 at bats. Tucker had a double and his fifth homer of the year, his first in 16 games. .

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Preston Tucker gets two hits, two RBI in Astros' win

      Astros right fielder Preston Tucker went 2 for 5 with a run and two RBI in Friday's win over Boston. Tucker hit his 13th double of the year and recorded his 19th RBI. Tucker had his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game since June 18.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Preston Tucker delivers RBI double on Thursday

      Outfielder Preston Tucker drove in the first of four Astros runs on Thursday, but that would be all the team would need as they defeated the Yankees 4-0. Tucker went 1 for 3 with an run-scoring double in the third inning. Getting partial playing time lately, Tucker is batting a fairly-decent .250 over his last 10 games.

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