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Matt Tuiasosopo | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 12 - 3:09 PM

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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.
Mar 29 - 9:25 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.
Mar 26 - 10:01 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.
Mar 20 - 5:36 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.
Feb 28 - 7:03 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

Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.

He was cleared after going through a full workout on Monday. Tuiasosopo will play with Toledo for a few games before being activated on Sunday if all goes well.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:31:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) participated in a full workout Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

"It's really good," said Tuiasosopo, who has been sidelined since June 19. "No pain at all. It went really, really well." Tuiasosopo is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday and should be ready by then. The Tigers figure to send Avisail Garcia back to Triple-A Toledo when he's activated.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Tigers placed INF/OF Matt Tuiasosopo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a strained rib cage.

He could be out longer than the minimum 15 days. Avisail Garcia has taken Tuiasosopo's spot on the roster.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a rib cage strain.

The Tigers are calling it mild, so he should be considered day-to-day. Andy Dirks replaced Tuiasosopo in left field.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo went 3-for-3 with an RBI before being removed for pinch-hitter Don Kelly in the ninth against the Astros.

Yes, that's just as screwed up as it sounds. Tuiasosopo only starts against lefties, but he entered the day 6-for-14 with two homers and two doubles against right-handed pitchers this year. Yet for some reason manager Jim Leyland thought a .213-hitting Don Kelly was a better option against Jose Veras in the ninth inning. Kelly grounded out, and the Tigers went on to lose.
Wed, May 15, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Matt Tuiasosopo had his most productive day as a member of the Tigers, homering and driving home five runs as the Tigers thrashed the Braves 10-0 on Friday.

Tuiasosopo, who entered spring training as a non-roster invitee, went 2-for-5 on the evening. His two-run single capped off a four-run third inning against starter Paul Maholm, and he added a three-run bomb off Anthony Varvaro in the fourth. He's certainly made the most of his limited playing time, hitting .318/.423/.500 with six RBI on the young season.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of INF/OF Matt Tuiasosopo from Triple-A Toledo.

A non-roster invite, Tuiasosopo made the Tigers by hitting .283 (17-for-60) with four home runs, six doubles and 10 RBI this spring. Strictly a utility player, he should continue to be ignored him in all fantasy formats.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 11:59:00 PM

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