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July 29, 2021 09:00 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (thumb) is starting Wednesday's game at Triple-A Indianapolis, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Tucker hurt his thumb while attempting to make a diving catch in the outfield July 21, and he'll return to action after missing a week. The 25-year-old has hit .221 with two home runs, 18 runs, 10 RBI and five stolen bases in 34 games at Triple-A Indianapolis this year.

July 21, 2021 05:20 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Suffers right thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker exited Wednesday's game at Triple-A Indianapolis with a right thumb injury, Alex Stumpf of reports.

Tucker attempted to make a diving catch in the outfield Wednesday, but he was shaken up on the play and removed from the contest. It's not yet clear whether the issue will force him to miss additional time.

July 16, 2021 06:52 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

Tucker joined the major-league roster July 6, and he went 1-for-6 with a strikeout across five appearances. He'll now return to the minors after Phillip Evans (concussion) was reinstated from the injured list Friday.

July 7, 2021 12:00 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates recalled Tucker from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of reports.

The infielder went 2-for-15 in his first big-league stint of 2021. He hasn't hit too much better in Indianapolis, where he's posted a .214 average with two homers and 10 RBI in 112 at-bats this season. Tucker and fellow call-up Rodolfo Castro will fill the roster spots of Gregory Polanco (hip) and Phillip Evans (concussion).

June 28, 2021 12:36 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Returns to action at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (illness) returned to action over the weekend at Triple-A Indianapolis and made three consecutive starts at shortstop, going 1-for-11 with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored across those contests.

Tucker was withheld from the lineup for about a week and a half while he recovered from bronchitis. He appears to have since returned to full strength and should fill an everyday role at Triple-A until the Pirates have another need for an infielder at the big-league level.

June 23, 2021 10:36 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Resumes on-field work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker has been dealing with an illness recently but resumed on-field work Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Tucker was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis on June 6, but he hasn't appeared in a game since June 13 due to a bronchitis-type issue. However, he wasn't placed on the minor-league injured list and is expected to return to game action in the near future.

June 6, 2021 10:44 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Tucker to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Jake Crouse of reports.

Tucker will cede his spot on the 26-man active roster to infielder Colin Moran (groin), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Marlins. During his two-week stint with the big club, Tucker made only three starts and appeared in eight games in total, going 2-for-15 at the dish.

May 21, 2021 01:00 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Set for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was called up by the Pirates on Friday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports.

Tucker was at least a moderately interesting prospect but has so far failed to accomplish much of anything at the big-league level. In 93 games over parts of the last two seasons, he's hit just .215/.260/.324. A .214/.302/.339 line in 14 games for Triple-A Indianapolis hardly suggests he's turned a corner, but the rebuilding Pirates have little reason not to let him work on his game at the big-league level.

April 4, 2021 10:48 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: In Florida for 'skill development'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is in Florida for "skill development," according to manager Derek Shelton, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

He was surprisingly left off the initial roster for the Pirates' alternate training site, and it sounds like the Pirates felt Tucker would benefit more from the environment at extended spring training in the short term. Per Shelton, Tucker is expected to eventually head to the alternate site.

April 3, 2021 10:36 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Left off alt. site roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was not included on the Pirates' alternate site roster, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Tucker is reportedly healthy, so it is unclear why he was not included on the roster for the alternate site, which is theoretically the pool of players the Pirates will be pulling from if they need reinforcements in April. Ji-Hwan Bae, Rodolfo Castro, Will Craig, Oneil Cruz, Wilmer Difo, Todd Frazier and Connor Kaiser were the infielders who made the roster.

March 25, 2021 12:44 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Sent down by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was optioned to minor-league camp Wednesday.

Tucker dealt with a bruised thumb earlier this spring but still appeared in eight Grapefruit League games. The 24-year-old hit .174 with two extra-base hits, one RBI, one run, one walk and six strikeouts this spring, and he'll likely begin the regular season with Triple-A Indianapolis.

March 12, 2021 09:28 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Returns to action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (thumb) started at shortstop Friday against Toronto and went 1-for-2 with a double.

The game action was Tucker's first since he suffered a thumb injury March 1. He registered a pair of 100-plus mph exit velocities Friday, an area in which he's looking to improve. In 2020, his exit velocity (83.1 mph) and barrels performance (1.7 percent) were among the worst in baseball. Tucker is likely behind Kevin Newman (hamstring) and Erik Gonzalez in the competition for the starting shortstop job, but at least he's seeing time at his natural position instead of learning on the fly in the outfield, like he did last summer.

March 12, 2021 09:12 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (thumb) is in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the Blue Jays.

Tucker missed over a week of action with a bruised thumb, but he resumed hitting earlier this week and is ready to get back on the field. He will slot in at the shortstop position Friday and hit second in the Pirates' batting order.

March 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Back hitting again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Tucker (hand) has been cleared to resume all hitting activities, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Tomczyk didn't reveal whether Tucker is still facing any limitations with his fielding, but considering the 24-year-old is dealing with a bruise on his left (non-throwing) hand, he shouldn't be sidelined too much longer. Tucker has been held out of the Pirates' Grapefruit League lineup since he was scratched with the hand contusion ahead of a March 3 game against the Rays.

March 3, 2021 01:00 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Late scratch Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker has been scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Rays due to a left hand contusion.

Tucker was initially scheduled to start at shortstop against the Rays on Wednesday, but he'll no longer be able to do so due to his hand injury. Wilmer Difo will now bat second, while Oneil Cruz will take over at shortstop while batting fifth. It's not yet clear when Tucker will be able to return to action.

October 1, 2020 10:20 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Could move back to infield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Derek Shelton said that he considers Tucker (concussion) an infielder even though the 24-year-old played nearly exclusively in the outfield in 2020, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The manager added that Tucker could play either second base or shortstop. He slashed .220/.252/.275 with one homer and one stolen base in 116 plate appearances. While Tucker made a mostly smooth transition into the outfield, his ineffectiveness at the plate (including a 5:31 BB:K) draws into question the long-term viability of his potential role as a starter, regardless of where he plays on the diamond.

September 23, 2020 04:40 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Shut down for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (concussion) was shut down by the Pirates for the remainder of the season Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Tucker was placed on the 7-day injured list Thursday due to his concussion, and the Pirates will elect to keep him sidelined for the final few games of the regular season rather than attempting to rush him back. Barring any setbacks, the 24-year-old should be ready for spring training in 2021 after slashing .220/.252/.275 with 17 runs and eight RBI over 37 games this year.

September 17, 2020 06:40 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Sidelined with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Thursday.

Tucker saw a fair amount of playing time recently as he started in four of the last five games. However, he'll now be sidelined with a concussion. With just 11 games remaining in the regular season, it's unclear whether Tucker will return to the field in 2020.

September 15, 2020 01:24 AM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Hits rough patch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker went 0-for-2 with a walk in an 11-0 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

He's hitting .200 (6-for-30) with no extra-base hits or stolen bases in September. Tucker played three innings at shortstop in Sunday's blowout, moving to the infield for the first time in 2020. The 24-year-old averaged 41 stolen bases in the minor leagues in 2017 and 2018, but he's swiped just one bag in 90 MLB contests. He slashed .266/.339/.374 in parts of six minor-league campaigns, but if he doesn't steal then his fantasy value is limited.

September 9, 2020 02:08 PM
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Out vs. righty in second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

In a roundabout way, Tucker has seemingly lost hold of an everyday role following Ke'Bryan Hayes' promotion to the big leagues last week. With Hayes settling in as the Pirates' regular third baseman, Erik Gonzalez has shifted from the hot corner to shortstop, Kevin Newman has shifted from shortstop to second base, and Adam Frazier has moved from the keystone to the outfield. Tucker thus finds himself as the odd man out of the outfield for the second game in a row, with both absences coming against right-handed pitchers. The switch-hitting Tucker should still have a path to playing regularly versus southpaws.

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