The Braves originally acquired Preston Tucker on Dec. 20, 2017, from the Houston Astros.

Braves reacquire Preston Tucker from Reds

The Braves acquired outfielder Preston Tucker from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations, the team announced Sunday.

Tucker was part of a three-player package the Braves relinquished for Adam Duvall just before the trade deadline. They’d acquired him from the Houston Astros last winter, and Tucker started in left as Ronald Acuna developed in the minors.

The Florida product hit .256/.307/.444 with four homers and 22 RBIs across 62 games with the Braves. He produced a .189 average with two homers in 17 games with the Reds.

Reacquiring Tucker added familiar veteran depth at little cost, though he won’t be postseason eligible since he was acquired after Aug. 31. He’s controllable through 2022.

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