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Phillies deal for Giants outfielder Tucker

Updated: August 29, 2005, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants traded outfielder Michael Tucker to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday for minor league right-hander Kelvin Pichardo.

Tucker, whose playing time has been limited this season after starting in right field for most of 2004, joins a Phillies team in the heart of the playoff chase.

"Right now I don't think a whole lot takes me by surprise," said Tucker, who found out about the deal within minutes of the Giants' 2-1 win over the New ...

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