Royals claim Tug Hulett
This just in…the Royals have claimed infielder Tug Hulett off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. To make room for Hulett on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Neal Musser was designated for assignment.
Hulett, who turns 26 on February 28, saw his first action at the Major League level in 2008, hitting .224 (11-for-49) with a home run and two RBI in 30 games. The left-handed hitting middle infielder hit .298 with 22 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 91 games with Tacoma (AAA) last season. 2008 was the Hulett’s first season with the Mariners organization. Tug was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2004 and has reached double digits in steals in each of his five professional seasons.
Tug is the son of former Major League infielder Tim Hulett, who played 12 seasons for the White Sox, Orioles and Cardinals. We welcome Tug to the club!