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Tuiasosopo embraces his role with Tigers

DETROIT Matt Tuiasosopo could have been the quarterback at the University of Washington and followed his father and brother to the NFL. He was good enough to play with the best of the best in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where his running back was Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson and the opposing quarterback was former University of Michigan star and current Jacksonville...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers' Matt Tuiasosopo will begin rehab assignment Wednesday

According to Detroit Tigers reporter for MLive Media Group James Schmehl, Tigers part-time outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will soon head out on a rehab assignment. He hit yesterday and was one a few players who took early BP today. Leyland said he expects Matt Tuiasosopo will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 2, 2013...
Via MLB Injury News
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers' Matt Tuiasosopo workouts going well

Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a left intercoastal (rib cage) strain. It took some time for him to perform  any baseball activities. He worked gradually, and on July 1, he participated in full pregame warm up.'s Jason Beck reports that Tuiasosopo took full batting practice, fly ball, and running drills...
Via MLB Injury News
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers place Matt Tuiasosopo on DL with intercostal strain

The Detroit Tigers have placed outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo on the disabled list due to an intercostal strain, according to Jason Beck of The timing of the injury is awful for Tuiasosopo, who has been a solid contributor this season in a part-time role for the Tigers. He was poised to see an increase in playing time considering his performance and Austin Jackson’s...
Via MLB Injury News
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Tuiasosopo nearly takes off Miguel Cabrera’s head with foul ball (VIDEO) Tigers rookie outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo nearly became public enemy number one in Detroit.  During Tuesday’s game in Cleveland, he almost took off Miguel Cabrera’s head with a foul ball.  And it almost appeared he did it on purpose (we know he didn’t). Tuiasosopo just missed clobbering a Corey Kluber fastball that, judging by Cabrera’s reaction, he thought was a...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuiasosopo drives Tigers with career-high 5 RBIs

DETROIT Austin Jackson was smiling as widely as Matt Tuiasosopo when Tuiasosopo returned to the dugout after crushing a three-run homer Friday night at Comerica Park. Man, he was sprinting around the bases, Jackson said. So, I decided to mess with Matt. I said, That ball was hit hard! Why did you run so fast? Tuiasosopo replied: I wanted to get in and celebrate with you guys....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Tuiasosopo’s path back to the major leagues

Matt Tuiasosopo was an infielder and outfielder drafted in the 2004 draft by the Seattle Mariners. His father Manu and brother Marcus both played in the NFL. Within four years, he was up as a September call up for the Mariners. 2008 was his first season in AAA (.281, 13, 73). He spent 2009 in AAA as well (.261, 11, 35) while missing some time due to injury. His injury problems continued...
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuiasosopo rewarded for his faith

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Matt Tuiasosopo has always had faith -- in himself and in God. That faith paid off Tuesday afteroon when Tigers manager Jim Leyland called the versatile non-roster invitee into his office to tell him he had made the big-league club as a bench player. "Nobody knows how this is going to play out, but if ever there was a guy that came in and opened your eyes...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuiasosopo pops another home run with Tigers

VIERA, Fla. -- Another start, another home run for Matt Tuiasosopo. In four of his last eight games, Tuiasosopo has hit a home run. But in four of those games, he only got one at-bat, coming in later in the game. On Friday, Tuiasosopo got Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg on a 2-1 count, slamming the ball over the right-center field wall. "That's impressive,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuiasosopo agrees to minor league deal with Mets

Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father and brother played in the NFL, has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle's Triple-A Tacoma farm team. He has a .176 average with five homers and 15 RBIs with the Mariners from 2008-10. His father, Manu, was with the Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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