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The Kansas City Royals traded infielder Tug Hulett to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Hulett was designated for assignment on November 20.
The 26-year old hit .111 (2-for-18) in 15 games for the Royals in 2009 after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on February 19. Hulett also represented the United States in the Baseball World Cup where he homered in the gold medal-winning game against Cuba.
In addition to the Hulett trade, the Royals secured Unconditional Release Waivers on right-handed pitcher Julio Pimentel, who is now a free agent.
Hulett is batting .292 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI in 92 games with Omaha this season. He played in 12 games in a pair of stints this year with Kansas City. Tug joined the Royals from the Seattle Mariners in February. He is the son of former Major League infielder Tim Hulett.
Tug will see a few familiar faces on the coaching staff. Last week, USA Baseball announced that Royals special assignment coach Eddie Rodriguez will serve as manager. Former Royal Jamie Quirk will be the third base coach and bench coach.
Congratulations to Tug on this honor!
Coco to the D.L.
Add Coco Crisp to the list of Royals players who are currently on the Disabled List. The centerfielder went on the 15-day Disabled List today with a sore shoulder. Manager Trey Hillman said, “We are going to keep him out until that shoulder fully heals, he can take as much time as he needs.” In his place on the active roster will be Tug Hulett. “He’s a good ballplayer, he can be very versatile for us,” said Hillman.
John Buck has been up and throwing in the last couple of days, but that is about the extent to which he can participate in activities. His back is quite sore and is need of constant and consistent rest. Mike Aviles is still resting his elbow, and Sidney Ponson had another encouraging bullpen session.
Greetings, Royals fans! Team photographer Chris Vleisides is in Surprise. He sent along pictures from the last few days. Here are some of your newest Royals in action – Willie Bloomquist, Coco Crisp, Tug Hulett, and Mike Jacobs. Check back as we will post more pictures from Spring Training!
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!