T. J. Tucker

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T. J. Tucker
Relief pitcher
Born: (1978-08-20) August 20, 1978 (age 36)
Clearwater, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 2000 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
June 17, 2005 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Win–Loss 13–9
Earned run average 4.57
Strikeouts 140
Teams

Thomas John "T. J." Tucker (born September 20, 1978 in Clearwater, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Choosing to forgo his scholarship offer to kick for the University of Florida Tucker was drafted 47th overall in the MLB draft by the Montreal Expos. He pitched for the Montreal Expos in 2000, and from 2002-2004, and the Washington Nationals (relocated from Montreal) in 2005.

In 2008, Tucker pitched for the Bridgeport Bluefish until his release on August 22. He had a 7.39 ERA in 34 games.

Personal life[edit]

Tucker attended River Ridge High School in New Port Richey, Florida. On December 11, 2004, Tucker married Laura Denis. His daughter Mackenzie was born in 2007. From August 2009 until August 2010, Tucker was an owner and Director of Operations with Z&T Lawn and Landscape in Palm Harbor, Florida.[citation needed]

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