Tucker spent all of the 2017 season in Triple-A hitting .250/.333/.465 with 24 home runs and 20 doubles. He was selected by the Astros in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of the University of Florida. Tucker appeared in 98 games with the Astros in 2015 and hit .243 with 13 home runs. He struggled in 2016 hitting just .164 with four homers in 48 games at the major league level.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Braves designated right handed pitcher Luke Jackson for assignment. Atlanta acquired Jackson in December of 2016 in a trade with the Rangers that also involved Tyrell Jenkins. Jackson appeared in 43 games for the Braves in 2017 posting a 4.62 ERA and a 4.24 FIP.
Tucker adds another name to Atlanta’s outfield picture.