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Matt Tuiasosopo | Outfielder | #30

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA
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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. May 9 - 10:53 PM

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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.
May 2 - 10:20 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.
Mar 5 - 8:49 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

Diamondbacks claimed INF/OF Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Tigers.

Tuiasosopo was a solid bit player for the Tigers this season, batting .244/.351/.415 with seven homers while playing three different positions. He should fill a utility role for the D'Backs in 2014.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo homered in one of his two at-bats Monday in his first action since coming off the DL.

Tuiasosopo was activated on Thursday, but he didn't appear in a game until drawing the start tonight. Even tonight, he had just the two plate appearances before being removed for Andy Dirks. Manager Jim Leyland seems to have very little faith in him against right-handers, even though he's gone 9-for-27 with two homers versus righties this season. It'd make a lot of sense to give him a longer look.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:34:00 PM

Tigers activated OF Matt Tuiasosopo from Triple-A Toledo.

Tuiasosopo picked up a couple hits in two games while rehabbing a strained intercostal muscle. He'll see some starts in left field against left-handed pitching.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 10:58:00 PM

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SS1Dansby Swanson
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