Tucker day to day after being hit on right hand with pitch

Tucker day to day after being hit on right hand with pitch

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker is day to day with a contusion on his right hand after he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Yankees at Osceola County Stadium.

Tucker, the Astros' 17th-ranked prospect by MLB.com, left the game after being hit by a pitch from left-hander Tyler Webb and was taken for X-rays, which were negative.

"It swelled up a little bit, and then the swelling went down when he got in the dugout," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "It's a good sign once he took his wrist tape off and the swelling subsided some."

Tucker, 24, was drafted in the seventh round in the 2012 Draft out of Florida after setting school records in hits, at-bats, doubles and RBIs. He led all Astros Minor Leaguers last year with 24 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .276 with 17 homers and 43 RBIs in 65 games for Corpus Christi of the Texas League.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.