More player moves coming out of Jupiter, Florida, where the Marlins have optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Tucker to New Orleans. Tucker made three appearances during Grapefruit League play, including one start. He walked eight batters in just 4.1 innings.
Tucker was shuttled between the starting rotation and bullpen in
Double-A and the Majors last season while being named the Marlins’
Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He went 5-3 with a 1.58 ERA for
Carolina and gave up just 64 hits in 91 innings. He won his Major
League debut in June, becoming the seventh Marlin to do so, joining
A.J. Burnett, Brad Penny, Jason Grilli, Josh Beckett, Scott Olsen and
According to beat writer Joe Frisaro, Tucker is expected to be in the
Zephyrs’ rotation. He joins pitchers Taylor Tankersley and Dallas
Trahern, and outfielder Jai Miller on the Z’s roster.