Tucker will sign a contract with the KIA Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports. Tucker signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in February and spent the first part of the 2019 season at Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old has a career .222/.281/.403 major-league slash line over parts of three seasons with the Astros, Reds and Braves.
Tucker agreed Saturday with the White Sox on a minor-league contract, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Tucker was able to win an outfield gig with the Braves last spring but struggled to produce and was later traded to the Reds before being dealt back to Atlanta again. Between the two organizations in 2018, Tucker slashed .229/.299/.404 across 184 plate appearances. His deal with the White Sox will afford him the opportunity to compete for a reserve job with the big club during spring training, though it's more likely than not that Tucker will be headed to Triple-A Charlotte when camp draws to a close.
Tucker was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. Tucker was cast off the 40-man roster in order to presumably make room for younger prospects that the Braves will protect this offseason. The 28-year-old played in 97 games split between Atlanta and Cincinnati this past year, slashing .229/.299/.404 with six home runs and 27 RBI.
Tucker was activated ahead of Monday's game against the Red Sox. Tucker will be available for the Braves' upcoming series against the Red Sox after being acquired from the Reds via trade over the weekend. The 28-year-old will offer outfield depth for Atlanta down the stretch, though he won't be available for the playoffs. Tucker owns a .240 batting average with six homers across 117 at-bats this season.
Tucker was traded from the Reds to the Braves on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations. After spending a little over a month with the Reds, Tucker will head back to Atlanta, where he spent the first 62 games of the 2018 season. He'd struggled through 17 games with Cincinnati, batting just .189 with a .286 OBS in 37-at-bats. Tucker could serve as an extra bat down the stretch of the regular season, as the Braves make a push for the playoffs.