Colorado Rockies Place Former 1st-Round Pick On Waivers

The Colorado Rockies have made a surprising move by designating infielder/outfielder Cole Tucker for assignment.

Tucker, 27, initially signed a minor league deal with the Rockies during the offseason and had been shuttling between the majors and the minors throughout the season.

While he did manage to secure some playing time in the big leagues, Tucker has struggled to find consistent success, evident in his career slash line of .216/.266/.318, with five home runs, 37 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 53 runs scored across 159 games played and 479 plate appearances.

This marks the second time this season that Tucker has been designated for assignment, with his recent call-up lasting less than a week before he was designated again.

Tucker is a former first-round pick (24th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2014 MLB Draft.

The Rockies' decision to place Tucker on waivers adds uncertainty to his future in the organization. It remains to be seen whether he will clear waivers and potentially accept another assignment to the minors, similar to what he did last month, or if he might explore opportunities with another baseball organization. Photo Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports