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A’s claim Luke Hughes off waivers from Twins

Apr 22, 2012, 2:29 PM EST

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From LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune comes word that the A’s have claimed infielder Luke Hughes off waivers from the Twins.

Hughes — a native of Perth, Australia — was designated for assignment by Minnesota last week after batting just .200/.182/.200 with four strikeouts through his first 11 plate appearances this season.

The 27-year-old hit .223/.289/.338 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 96 games last year and holds a rough .627 career OPS.

Hughes will function as organizational infield depth for Oakland, though he’s not much of a defender.

  1. natsattack - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    No ATH today?

    • ThisIsBaseball - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      No ATH on the weekends; it’s Craig’s thing. That’s what Settling the Score is for.

  2. scatterbrian - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Aussies are the new market inefficiency.

  3. mntreehugger - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    hughes = spring training legend

  4. jwbiii - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Kind of an obvious move. Scott Sizemore is out for the season after ACL surgery. Josh Donaldson (094/094/094) and Eric Sogard (167/265/300) aren’t doing anything at 3B except make outs and errors, so grab a cheap possible solution.

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