Shortstop - Pittsburgh Pirates
Height: 6' 3"
Date of Birth: July 3, 1996 (24 years old)
Pirates' Cole Tucker: In Florida for 'skill development'
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.
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Sent down by Pirates
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 will likely begin the regular season with Triple-A Indianapolis.
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