Tucker isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Rangers.
Tucker has been scuffling at the plate over his past four games (1-for-12), so he'll get the day off. Kevin Newman enters the lineup at shortstop and will hit eighth in Tucker's stead.
Tucker collected two hits in five at-bats against the Rangers on Tuesday. He also scored one run.
The rookie is batting .250 in 36 at-bats with a 2:12 BB:K and has started 10 straight games since his recall. His fantasy calling card is stolen bases, but he's yet to swipe his first bag. After leading off in his first two games, he's batted eighth or ninth six times. Tucker hasn't driven in a run, either, but his defense is very good and he'll likely see steady playing time for the foreseeable future.
The Pirates deployed Tucker as their leadoff hitter in his first two big-league starts over the weekend, but both of those assignments came while typical table setter Adam Frazier sat out with a back injury. Frazier has since returned to action and will merely be receiving Thursday off for rest purposes, so Tucker's move atop the lineup once again appears to be a temporary arrangement.
Tucker went 0-for-3 against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
He has two hits (both doubles) in his last 10 at-bats after belting a homer in his debut. In a somewhat surprising move, Tucker was pinch hit for by Jung Ho Kang with two outs and the tying runner on second base. The switch-hitting shortstop, who averaged 22 steals in the minors, is still looking for his first stolen base at the major-league level.
Tucker went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Giants.
His fifth-inning shot off Derek Holland ended up effectively being a walkoff homer when the game was called due to rain before the sixth inning was completed. Tucker hit leadoff in his MLB debut, and while he might not keep that spot in the lineup once the Bucs' battered outfield gets healthy, the 22-year-old has a top-of-the-order skill set, posting a .415 OBP and five steals in six attempts through 13 games at Triple-A before his promotion.
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