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Top Preston Tucker News

  • Preston Tucker: Cut by Friars

    The Padres released Tucker on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Tucker had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso due to plantar fasciitis before being designated for assignment Wednesday. Now seemingly recovered from his injury, the 33-year-old outfielder will look to catch on with another franchise as an organizational depth piece. Tucker was slashing .293/.433/.565 through 240 plate appearances with El Paso.

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  • Padres' Preston Tucker: Rehabbing at Triple-A

    Tucker (foot) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso on July 14 and has gone 2-for-30 with 11:10 BB:K in nine games since joining the Padres' top affiliate.

    Tucker has yet to make his 2023 debut for the Padres and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2018, but San Diego nonetheless chose to add him to its 40-man roster June 18 and simultaneously placed him on the 10-day injured list while he was tending to plantar fasciitis. The 33-year-old is back playing again and has shown strong plate discipline during his rehab assignment, but the Padres may want to see more hits fall in before reinstating him from the IL. Once activated, Tucker could serve as a fourth or fifth outfielder for San Diego.

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  • Padres' Preston Tucker: Promoted, moves to IL

    The Padres selected Tucker's contact from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday and subsequently placed him on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

    Tucker had an upcoming opt-out in his minor-league deal, and the foot injury will allow the Padres to add him to the big club without taking a spot on the 26-man roster. The 32-year-old has enjoyed a strong season at Triple-A El Paso with a .342/.468/.658 slash line and 10 home runs in 44 games.

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  • Padres' Preston Tucker: Headed to San Diego

    Tucker signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Tucker played exclusively at Triple-A Gwinnett in 2022, slashing .267/.347/.426 with nine home runs, 47 RBI, one stolen base and 37 runs in 75 contests. He'll be an unlikely candidate to crack the Opening Day roster and hasn't seen any big-league action since the 2018 campaign during stops in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

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  • Braves' Preston Tucker: Back with Atlanta organization

    Tucker agreed Wednesday with Atlanta on a minor-league deal, Double-A Mississippi broadcaster Chris Harris reports.

    After three seasons abroad with the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization, Tucker will continue his career stateside in 2022, rejoining one of the three MLB organizations he previously called home. Tucker, who had two separate stints with Atlanta in 2018, owns a .684 OPS across 651 plate appearances in parts of three seasons in the majors. The 31-year-old outfielder was one of the KBO's star hitters in his first two years with Kia, but after a major downturn in performance in 2021, he'll likely have to prove his worth at Triple-A Gwinnett before Atlanta entertains calling him up to the big club.

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  • Preston Tucker: Re-signs with KBO team

    Tucker re-signed Tuesday with the Korea Baseball Organization's Kia Tigers on a one-year, $1.05 million contract, Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.

    Tucker returns to the Tigers for a third season after he hit .306 to go with 32 home runs, 113 RBI and 100 runs in 2020. The 30-year-old could revisit a return to North America next winter, but he would most likely have to settle for a minor-league contract even if he's able to turn in another strong season abroad in 2021.

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  • Preston Tucker: Heading abroad

    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.

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  • White Sox's Preston Tucker: Lands with White Sox

    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.

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  • Braves' Preston Tucker: Outrighted from 40-man roster

    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.

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  • Braves' Preston Tucker: Activated Monday

    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.

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  • Braves' Preston Tucker: Dealt to Atlanta

    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.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Optioned to Triple-A

    Tucker was sent down to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

    Tucker was cast off the active roster in order to make room for Joey Votto (lower leg), who was reinstated from the disabled list prior to Thursday's contest. In 17 games with the Reds after joining the organization in late July, Tucker has gone just 7-for-37 (.189 average) with two home runs and five RBI. Though he will likely return to the big-league team in the coming weeks, he may not receive enough playing time to be of much value down the stretch.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Losing more time

    With Scott Schebler coming off the DL, Tucker will no longer be part of a platoon in either corner outfield spot, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Reds want to give Phillip Ervin an extended look in left field, so on most days the trio of Ervin, Billy Hamilton and Schebler will be out there. Both Tucker and Mason Williams will be relegated to pinch-hit duty.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Remains on bench Wednesday

    Tucker is out of the lineup versus Milwaukee on Wednesday.

    Tucker will stay on the bench for the fourth time in the past five games as Phillip Ervin gets another start in left field. This marks Tucker's second straight absence against an opposing right-hander, so he appears to be entrenched in a reserve role for the time being.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Tucker is not starting Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Tucker has now been out of the lineup for three of the last four games. The first two occasions came against lefties, but he's now sitting against righty Junior Guerra. The fact that he's hit just .194 since being shipped to Cincinnati at the deadline certainly doesn't help his case for more playing time. Phillip Ervin will start in left field while Mason Williams starts in right.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Sits against another southpaw

    Tucker will sit against southpaw Andrew Suarez and the Giants on Sunday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

    Tucker hasn't started against a lefty since being sent to Cincinnati at the deadline. Dilson Herrera will get the start in left field.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Sits vs. lefty

    Tucker isn't in Saturday's starting lineup against the Giants, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Tucker is slated for a day off as left-hander Madison Bumgarner toes the rubber for the opposition. Tucker is batting just .118 with three RBI in 17 at-bats against left-handers in 2018. Dilson Herrera will bat seventh and man left field in his stead.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Back in Sunday's lineup

    Tucker (foot) is starting in left field and batting seventh for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

    Tucker hasn't seen game action since being removed from Monday's game after being hit by a pitch on his left foot. The 28-year-old is 3-for-15 with a double and an RBI since being acquired by the Reds at the end of July.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Still out Saturday

    Tucker (foot) will sit for the fourth straight game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Tucker left Monday's game after getting hit by a pitch on his left foot. He was determined to have nothing worse than foot soreness, but he's yet to appear in a game since. There haven't been reports that a trip to the disabled list is imminent, but each passing day makes that a more likely outcome. Dilson Herrera will get the start in left field in his absence.

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  • Reds' Preston Tucker: Remains out Friday

    Tucker (foot) is not in the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Tucker will stay on the bench for a third straight game after suffering a left foot injury during Monday's tilt versus the Mets. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's contest. Phillip Ervin will man left field and bat fifth in his absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 33
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L