By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have announced that Cole Tucker underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn labrum, and is expected to be out 10-12 months.
Tucker spent all of 2015 with the West Virginia Power. The Pirates first round pick from last year played in 73 games this season where he batted .293 along with a .699 OPS and 25 stolen bases. Tucker was placed on the disabled list a couple weeks back, which at the time was just shoulder discomfort. The recovery time as mentioned will have him missing most if not all of the 2016 season. Even with the setback, Tucker would begin 2017 as a 20-year-old, so it still shouldn’t affect his development too much.