Pirates’ Tucker Won’t Change His Game

Cole Tucker (Photo by Mike Janes).

Cole Tucker (Photo by Mike Janes).

BRADENTON, Fla.—Shoulder surgery is delaying Cole Tucker's development as a prospect, but he insists it is not going to slow him down once he returns to the field.

The 19-year-old shortstop had a torn labrum repaired in his right shoulder last August, ending his first full professional season after 73 games with low Class A West Virginia. He was the Pirates' first-round draft pick—24th overall—in 2014 from Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix.

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