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Matt Tuiasosopo | Outfielder | #30

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA

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Matt Tuiasosopo is in the running for a bench spot with the Braves even though he's not in major league camp this spring.
Tuiasosopo has taken advantage of his opportunities when called over from minor league camp, slugging three home runs in his 23 at-bats. "If this guy gets going, he's a threat and an option off the bench," manager Brian Snitker said. "Stranger things have happened with these situations. Who knows?" While Tuiasosopo has been a nice surprise, he's almost surely still a long shot to win a job. The 30-year-old is a .206/.288/.353 hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors. Sun, Mar 12, 2017 09:34:00 AM

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Matt Tuiasosopo hit two homers and drove in five runs in a losing cause Thursday against the Yankees.

Tuiasosopo saw time in the majors last year for the first time since 2013, though that was all of three at-bats for the Braves back in May. He ended up hitting .246/.351/.483 in 64 games in Triple-A. The former Mariners prospect has always had decent pop and some versatility on defense, but his struggles in making contact have kept him in Triple-A for the most part.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Braves re-signed OF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league contract.

Tuiasosopo had a brief cup of coffee with the Braves this season but spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A Gwinnett, batting .246/.351/.483 with 11 homers. He's simple organizational depth.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Braves designated OF Matt Tuiasosopo for assignment.

The Braves are expected to activate Gordon Beckham from the disabled list on Tuesday, so Tuiasosopo will get the boot. The 29-year-old was called up last week and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout during his brief stint with the big club.
Mon, May 9, 2016 10:53:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of OF Matt Tuiasosopo from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Tuiasosopo hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013, when he hit .244/.351/.415 in 191 plate appearances for the Tigers. He'll operate as a backup outfielder for Atlanta.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Braves reassigned OFs Matt Tuiasosopo and Braxton Davidson and Cs Matt Kennelly, Joe Odom and Braeden Schlehuber to minor league camp.

Tuiasosopo may have had the best chance of cracking the Opening Day roster in a reserve role, but there are no real surprises from this group.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Braves signed OF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Tuiasosopo, 29, spent the 2015 season with the Triple-A affiliate for the White Sox while batting .230/.344/.447 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI over 103 games. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013 as a member of the Tigers, but with the Braves in tear-down mode, anything is possible.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 02:12:00 PM

White Sox signed OF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old was in spring camp with the Orioles, going hitless in 11 at-bats in Grapefruit League competition. He'll add organizational depth to the White Sox outfield, but is unlikely to make any sort of fantasy impact in 2015.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Orioles released OF Matt Tuiasosopo.

Tuiasosopo had been reassigned to minor league camp on March 15. The team granted him his release to look for other Triple-A options. Tuiasosopo spent 2014 at the Triple-A level, batting .240/.357/.379 with 13 homers and 50 RBI over 122 games between the White Sox and Blue Jays' systems.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 09:17:00 AM

Orioles signed OF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably receive an invite to major league spring training. Tuiasosopo, 28, spent all of 2014 at the Triple-A level between the White Sox and Blue Jays and batted .240/.357/.379 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI over 122 games. He could be in the mix for a bench job in the spring, but will likely begin 2015 in the minors.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:34:00 PM

White Sox acquired OF Matt Tuiasosopo from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Tuiasosopo was hitting just .206/.289/.271 in 242 plate appearances this year for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, New York. He's doubtful to reach Chicago.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Blue Jays sent OF Matt Tuiasosopo outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 27-year-old was waived by the Diamondbacks while with the team in Australia, and faced the same fate with the Jays after not having enough time in camp to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. He'll serve as organizational depth, but should get a chance with the big league club at some point in 2014.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Matt Tuiasosopo will not make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster.

Tuiasosopo is out of options, so he'll likely be placed on waivers. The 27-year-old was just claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks last week, but he figures to be on the move again soon.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed OF Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

The Blue Jays released left-hander Luis Perez in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Tuiasosopo hit .244/.351/.415 with seven homers in 191 plate appearances with the Tigers last season and could hang on as a utility player with Toronto.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo went 1-for-2 with a double as the Diamondbacks were blanked by the Rockies in Cactus League play on Friday.

The veteran outfielder who has shown the ability to mash against left-handed pitching should be able to find a reserve role with the Snakes this season. Tuiasosopo smashed seven homers and drove home 30 runs in just 164 at-bats with the Tigers in 2013.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 07:03:00 PM

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