Cory Giger from the Altoona Mirror is reporting that Cole Tucker has a broken left hand and will be out for 4-6 weeks. That eliminates him from the rest of the playoffs obviously, but could also affect his placement in the Arizona Fall League. The AFL begins on October 10th, so the low-end estimate for his time missed would have him back in time, but the league doesn't normally allow rehab players to play in the league. As with all AFL rules for participation, there is plenty of flexibility, so we will see if Tucker can play in the league or if he gets replaced on the roster by someone else from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tucker hit .257/.349/.377 in 42 games with Altoona this season. He went 3-for-5 in the first game of the playoffs for Altoona, then was hit by a pitch on his foot during ...
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