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March 10, 2017 10:48 AM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Homers twice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

He isn't even officially in major league camp for the Braves, but the club needed some extra bodies during the WBC and Tuiasosopo made the most of his opportunity. The journeyman saw only three at-bats in the majors last season and hasn't seen significant MLB action since 2013 with the Tigers, so don't be fooled into thinking his big day will translate into a big league job.

October 31, 2016 05:29 PM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Returns to Braves on minor league pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo re-signed with the Braves on a minor league contract, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Tuiasosopo spent a good chunk of time with the big league club in 2016, but he failed to get a hit during a short stint in Atlanta and was subsequently DFA'd shortly thereafter. The 30-year-old does have nice power potential, though, so he'll return to the Braves and act as organizational depth.

May 10, 2016 01:12 AM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo was designated for assignment Monday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Tuiasosopo was unsuccessful on all three of his at-bats with the Braves. His move off the 25-man roster will allow Atlanta to activate Gordon Beckham (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

May 2, 2016 07:59 PM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Contract selected by Braves on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo's contract was selected by the Braves on Monday.

Tuiasosopo hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2013, but he's been a consistently good batter at the Triple-A level over the past few years, so the Braves decided to reward him with a call-up. The 29-year-old will likely act as a reserve at the corner infield and outfield spots with the big club.

May 2, 2016 11:41 AM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Will be called up Monay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves will recall Tuiasosopo on Monday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Tuiasosopo will be called up to give the Braves a true fifth outfielder on the roster. He is hitting just .218 through 25 games with Triple-A Gwinnett this season, but he does own an .829 OPS against southpaws, so he figures to be used situationally against opposing left-handers.

April 8, 2016 05:09 PM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Seems unlikely to make majors following mediocre spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo went 1-for-4 with a 1:1 BB:K in Triple-A Gwinnet's season-opening victory over Norfolk on Thursday.

Tuiasosopo didn't have a great spring, going 3-for-14, scoring two runs and three RBI with a 3:6 BB:K. He hasn't been in the major leagues since playing 81 games with Detroit in 2013, and with the Braves having younger, more promising prospects in the minor leagues, it seems like the 30-year old outfielder would be an unlikely call-up this year.

November 24, 2015 02:51 PM
Braves' Matt Tuiasosopo: Signs a minor league contract with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tuiasosopo signed a minor league contract with the Braves that includes an invitation to attend spring training.

Tuiasosopo spent 2015 in the White Sox organization with Triple-A Charlotte. He showed a good ability to play corner infield and outfield positions, and put up a solid .791 OPS with 18 homers and 52 RBI, although he did strike out a whopping 29.1% percent of the time. The Braves have a lot of options at the corner infield and outfield spots, so it'll be tough for Tuiasosopo to be more than organizational depth.

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2006A-Inl. Empire592323171140134145856.306.359.379
2007AA-West Tenn129446741162759577611348.260.371.404
2009R-Azl Mariners92791100134600.407.500.518
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers38143263660521323522.252.392.399
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers1164397399206147775132112.226.341.394
2012AAA-Buffalo Bisons1314184710114012575111734.242.329.361
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens253210002200.400.625.600
2014AAA-Charlotte Knights6319542541001132465600.277.424.497
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons59214174480218256411.206.289.271
2015AAA-Charlotte Knights103356508221118525712330.230.344.447