‘O’Grady has a 10% batting average…’ Tuckman ML blitz call-up joins as an ‘MVP’ alternative resource

Foreign hitter Mike Tuckman (33), who played for the Hanwha Eagles last year, succeeded in returning to the Major League (MLB).

The Chicago Cubs made a roster change on the 20th (Korean time), bringing Tuchman from the Triple-A team to the big leagues.

This is because of the injury gap of outfielder Cody Bellinger (28). Bellinger, who joined the Cubs this year as a former National League MVP in 2019, is unable to play due to a left knee bruise, and the Cubs retroactively applied on the 17th and placed him on the injured list (IL).

Tuckman, who signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January, will hit the major league stage for the first time all season. Playing for the Iowa Cubs, a Triple-A team under the Cubs, he has a batting average of 0.279, 3 homers, 15 RBIs and an OPS of 0.870 in 24 games. He showed excellent pitching skills, picking up 21 walks in 103 plate appearances.

Tuchman’s big league call-up is his first since 2021. He made his major league debut in Colorado in 2017 and played five seasons with the New York Yankees and San Francisco. Appearing in 257 career games, he had a batting average of .231 with 17 homers, 78 RBIs and 17 stolen bases for an OPS of .704. During his time with the Yankees in 2019, he hit 13 home runs and became the starting pitcher in the second half.

Tuckman, who had been sluggish with a batting average of 0.181 in 2021, signed a contract with Hanwha the following year and joined the KBO League. He took the top hitter position and maintained a .300 batting average until June, but as a full-time center fielder, his stamina declined, and at one point his batting average dropped to 0.274 (as of September 3). However, due to his performance in September (batting average of 0.344), he finally ended the season with a batting average of 0.289, 12 homers, 43 RBIs, and 19 stolen bases with an OPS of 0.795.안전놀이터

Renewing the contract seemed promising, but Hanwha broke up with Tuchman by recruiting Brian O’Grady (31). The painful point for Hanwha is that O’Grady, who was expected to play an active role, is having difficulty adapting to the league in the early stages. As of the 19th, O’Grady has played in 22 games, with a batting average of 0.125, 0 homers, 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.337. He struck out 40 in 86 plate appearances.

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