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Diamondbacks Outright Cole Tucker – MLB Trade Rumors

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The Diamondbacks have announced that the infielder Cole Tucker was squarely at Triple-A Reno. There hasn’t been a public announcement of Tucker’s designation for a posting, but the club has evidently run waivers over him in recent days. Arizona’s 40-man roster now has 39.

The fact that the other 29 teams in the league passed up a chance to catch Tucker for nothing shows how much his stock has fallen in recent years. Selected by the Pirates with the 24th overall pick in the 2014 draft, he was considered one of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh system during his time with the minors. Baseball America ranked him among the top ten pirate farmhands for five consecutive years beginning in 2015.

Tucker was always considered a glove first, but surely the Pirates were hoping for more offense than Tucker was able to provide during his time in the organization. In 154 MLB games between 2019 and 2022, he only hit 0.211/0.259/0.314 for a wRC+ of 53. They eventually lost patience and designated him for assignment in late May.

The Diamondbacks ripped Tucker off waivers, perhaps hoping a return to familiar surroundings could reinvigorate his career. Tucker was born in Phoenix, played high school at Mountain Pointe High there, and was committed to the University of Arizona before being drafted. It wasn’t a perfect comeback, however, as the D-Backs were unwilling to commit to having Tucker on the roster of greats. He was instead opted for the Triple-A team in Reno. In 22 games with the Aces, he has hit .235/0.297/0.296 so far, producing a wRC+ of 50. He will now remain with the Aces but without a spot on Arizona’s 40-man roster.