‘Former KIA hitter’ Tucker enters SD 40 man roster… Runs with Kim Ha-seong

Preston Tucker (33), who played for the KIA Tigers, entered the 40-man roster of the San Diego Padres in the Major League (MLB).안전놀이터

The San Diego club announced on the 19th (Korean time) that it had signed a major league contract with Tucker, who was playing for El Paso, an affiliated Triple-A team. Currently, the San Diego outfield is saturated. The local media’Union-Tribune’ believes that the clause that must be released as a free agent (FA) if an MLB call-up is not made by a certain point has taken effect.

Tucker is a familiar player to domestic baseball fans. He played until 2021 after wearing the KIA uniform as a substitute in 2019. He played in the dark period when KIA failed to advance to the postseason, but he is a player who has been recognized for his outstanding skills, such as recording 32 home runs (2020 season). He is also the older brother of MLB Houston Astros star hitter Kyle Tucker.

After failing to renew his contract with KIA, Tucker signed a minor contract with the Atlanta Braves for the 2022 season. His current team signed a contract in December of last year.

Tucker, who recorded a batting average of 0.342, 10 homers and 36 RBIs in 44 Triple-A games in El Paso, is aiming to enter the big leagues after five seasons since the 2018 season, when he played 18 games for Atlanta.