Tucker to DL

Z’s opening day starter Ryan Tucker exited the game early last night in Memphis after allowing 7 runs in 1.2 innings of work.  The 23 year-old right hander was placed on the disabled list today.   He has inflammation in his right knee.  He will be replaced on the roster by veteran Michael Wood. 

Wood made his major league debut on August 21, 2003, with the Oakland Athletics. The Kansas City Royals acquired Wood on June 24, 2004, from the Athletics as part of the three-team trade that sent Carlos BeltrŠn to the Houston Astros.
Kansas City immediately promoted him from Triple-A and put him in their
starting rotation, where he compiled a 3-8 record with a 5.94 ERA in 17
starts. 

He has pitched parts of five seasons in the Majors with Oakland, Kansas City and Texas. 

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