The Mets signed Michael Tucker, a ten year journeyman outfielder, prior to the 2006 season. He spent the majority of the season playing for the Norfolk Tides, the Mets triple A minor league affiliate where he hit .265 with 6 home runs and 33 RBIs. The Mets promoted him in the beginning of August and he made his Met debut on August 10 as their starting leftfielder against the San Diego Padres. He finished the season serving as a pinch hitter and fourth outfielder. In 35 games, he hit .196 with a home run and 16 RBIs. His one home run came on August 13 against the Washington Nationals and gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in a game they would win 3-1.
The Mets kept Tucker on their postseason roster where he served exclusively as a pinch hitter. He went 0-1 in the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2 for 5 against the St Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.
He signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent following the season, but never made it back to the Majors. His tenure with the Mets was his last in the Major Leagues.
While with the Mets Tucker wore number 22.
Michael Tucker also played for the following teams:
Kansas City Royals – 1995,1996, 2002,2003
Atlanta Braves – 1997,1998
Cincinnati Reds – 1999-2001
Chicago Cubs – 2001
San Francisco Giants – 2004,2005
Philadelphia Phillies – 2005