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27 Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 5/10/1986 | Birthplace: Bellevue, WA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $525,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1061.00
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Matt Tuiasosopo heading to Chicago


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been traded to the White Sox Thursday.

The 28-year-old has hit .206/.289/.271 over 214 at-bats in Triple-A. It's unclear whether the White Sox plan to use Tuiasosopo in the majors, or if he'll provide minor-league depth.


Matt Tuiasosopo headed to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been optioned to Triple-A.

Tuiasosopo likely hit waivers Wednesday, and passed through unclaimed. He will report to Triple-A, and should see some time in the majors this year.


Blue Jays cut two from spring roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Blue Jays announced Wednesday catcher Erik Kratz was reassigned to minor-league camp. They also announced outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo won't make the team and is expected to be placed on waivers.

Blue Jays make a pair of roster moves Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Blue Jays claimed outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Diamondbacks Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Luis Perez was released.

Diamondbacks consider carrying five outfielders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Even though Cody Ross (hip) might be ready for the start of the season, the Diamondbacks are considering carrying a fifth outfielder, according to MLB.com. Tony Campana, Alfredo MarteMatt Tuiasosopo and Shelley Duncan  among the candidates competing for the fifth-outfielder role.

"Probably more an outfielder than an infielder, just because Cody. I think if he is healthy and ready to go, we're not going to want to overdo it with him right off the bat," general manager Kevin Towers said.


D-Backs claim Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Tigers Friday, according to MLB.com.

Tuiasosopo batted .329 (28 for 85) with seven doubles, six homers and 22 RBI at the All-Star break. He had only 12 hits the rest of the way and finished the season with a .244/.351/.415 slash line, ending the season on an 0-for-22 slump.

Matt Tuiasosopo slugs seventh home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo hit his seventh home run in Saturday's rout of Philadelphia.

Tuiasosopo continues to rake in limited action. He owns a .294/.410/.569 batting line but between injuries and a generally effective Tigers outfield, he has taken just 108 at-bats. His presence could allow the Tigers to deal an outfielder for bullpen help at the trading deadline, however.


Matt Tuiasosopo hitting third


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will hit third against the White Sox Tuesday.

With Miguel Cabrera out, the team needs someone to hit in the middle of the order. Tuiasosopo has performed well, hitting .319/.431/.593 in 91 at-bats. He'll try and build on those numbers against Hector Santiago Tuesday.


Matt Tuiasosopo picks up another start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will start Monday against the White Sox.

Tuiasosopo will hit seventh and play left field. He'll square off against lefty Chris Sale. Tuiasosopo has seen most of his playing time against left-handers. He's hitting .322/.438/.609 in 87 at-bats. 


Keep an eye on Matt Tuiasosopo's at-bats


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/16/2013) Matt Tuiasosopo has spent much of this season as the lesser half of a lefty-righty platoon with Andy Dirks, but judging by his numbers -- specifically, his .329 batting average, .447 on-base percentage and 1.070 OPS -- he deserves a full-time look.

He's been at his best since returning from an intercostal strain July 8, homering in three of his five starts, so you'd think if the Tigers were ever going to give him a shot before turning to prospect Nick Castellanos, this would be it.

I'm not optimistic, but I'm keeping an eye on the situation. It's not like Tuiasosopo is a can't-miss talent, but considering he's been just as good against righties as lefties in his career, he might continue to surprise with regular at-bats.


Surging Matt Tuiasosopo takes a seat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) The Tigers gave outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo a seat on the bench for Wednesday's game against Chicago. That comes after he'd homered in each of his previous two games, the Detroit Free Press reports. 

Despite his recent power surge, Tuiasosopo is sitting in place of Andy Dirks against Chicago's Dylan Axelrod. 

"It’s just about staying locked in mentally," he said. "Keeping my path going during the early work in the cage and in batting practice, just every day doing the exact same stuff I do on the game days."

The 27-year-old has at least one base hit in nine of his last 10 games and has gone 10 for 26 (.385) over that stretch with three homers and seven RBI. 


Matt Tuiasosopo goes deep again


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo homered Monday during a 4-2 extra-inning win at Cleveland. Tuiasosopo went deep in the fourth inning off starter Scott Kazmir for a solo shot with one out. It was his fourth HR of the season. 

The left fielder went 1 for 2 in the game before getting pinch-hit for by Andy Dirks in the sixth. 

The 27-year-old Tuiasosopo has hit in three straight games. He has gone 3 for 7 over that span with two runs scored, two homers, a double and four RBI. He's batting .342 over 73 at-bats this year. 


Matt Tuiasosopo in lineup for first time in three weeks


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo is in the lineup for the first time since going on the disabled list June 19, the Detroit News reports. He has been available off the bench since Friday but will get his first chance in the lineup against Cleveland and left-handed starter Scott Kazmir. Of Tuiasosopo's 19 starts, 15 have come against left-handed starters. Tuiasosopo owns a 1.029 OPS on the season.

Tigers activate Matt Tuiasosopo


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo was activated prior to Friday's game against the Indians. Tuiasosopo had been sidelined since June 19 with an intercostal issue. He hit .338/.466/.563 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 71 at-bats.

Matt Tuiasosopo to return Friday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2013) The Tigers will activate Matt Tuiasosopo from the disabled list Friday, the Detroit News reports. Tuiasosopo has been dealing with an intercostal issue for the past 15 days. He went 2 for 5 in two rehab games at Triple-A Toledo. Tuiasosopo is hitting .338/.466/.563 on the season.

Matt Tuiasosopo to be activated Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will be activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game agianst the Indians. He has been rehabbing from an injury to his intercostal muscle that has kept him out since June 19.

Tuiasosopo is hitting .338/.466/.563 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 71 at-bats.


Matt Tuiasosopo shooting for Friday return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) The Tigers would like to get outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal muscle) back for Friday's game in Cleveland, the Detroit News reports. Tuiasosopo started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday. 

"I’ll tell you exactly what we told Tuiasosopo," manager Jim Leyland said. "We’d like to have him back Friday in Cleveland. However, if he feels he needs a few more at-bats, we want him to stay there. That’s the exact conversation we had with him. If he feels like he’s really ready and sharpened up enough with a couple days of at-bats, that’s fine."

The outfielder was batting .338 with 17 RBI and a .466 on-base percentage before suffering the injury. 


Matt Tuiasosopo starting rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) is expected to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, MLB.com reports. 

Tuiasosopo was cleared after he went through a full workout Monday. He'll play a few games for Toledo before the Tigers activate him, possibly Sunday. 


Matt Tuiasosopo going through pregame workouts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo participated in full pregame workouts Monday for the first time since suffering a left rib-cage strain June 20, according to MLB.com. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, Tuiasosopo will continue with the pregame routines until the Tigers decide the next step in his rehab process.

"I feel good," said Tuiasosopo, who is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday. "The last couple days, hitting off the tee, I felt great."


Matt Tuiasosopo placed on 15-day DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been placed on the 15-day DL with an intercostal strain.

The move is retroactive to June 20 since Tuiasosopo didn't play Thursday. He was starting to receive more playing time and was supposed to get a rare start against a righty. Tuiasosopo is hitting .338/.466/.563 in 71 at-bats. 


Tigers still waiting on Matt Tuiasosopo


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo was scratched from Thursday's start with an intercostal strain, but it's unclear how much time he'll miss.

The team is hoping to have more information Friday, and it's unknown if the injury would require a DL stint. Tuiasosopo was slated to start against a righty Thursday. He's hitting .338/.466/.563 in 71 at-bats.


Matt Tuiasosopo dealing with intercostal strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox with a mild intercostal strain, according to MLB.com.

Tuiasosopo was originally scheduled to get a rare start against a right-hander. Andy Dirks will start in his place instead. Tuiasosopo is hitting .338 with three homers and 17 RBI in just 71 at-bats this season.

Matt Tuiasosopo continues to play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo continues to start, and will play left field Thursday. 

Tuiasosopo will hit seventh against Red Sox starter John Lackey. Tuiasosopo has a hit in seven of his last eight appearances. He's hitting .338/.466/.563 in 71 at-bats. 


Manager 'not ready' to increase Matt Tuiasosopo's PT


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2013) While Tigers manager Jim Leyland continues to be impressed with the play of outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo, who is batting .333 and slugging .551 through 36 games, an increase in playing time isn't in Tuiasosopo's future.

"I’m not ready to do that just yet," Leyland said, per the Detroit Free Press. "If someone doesn’t get going, then you either play (Tuiasosopo) a little bit more or do something else, and I’m not talking about anyone in particular. That’s a situation with any player."


Matt Tuiasosopo goes deep in defeat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Tigers outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo provided the only offense for Detroit through the first five innings in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore. 

Tuiasosopo took starter Zach Britton deep to right field for a solo home run, his third of the year, in the fifth. He finished 1 for 3 and is batting .333. 

Tuiasosopo has seen just 69 at-bats this season. He has at least one hit in six of his last seven appearances with five runs scored, four doubles, a homer and three RBI over that span.