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Chin-lung Hu | Second Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chin-Lung Hu's minor league deal with the Phillies was voided after he failed his physical.
Hu latched on with the Phillies on Wednesday after being released by the Indians, but he's now a free agent again. The 28-year-old infielder owns a .176/.225/.259 batting line over 214 plate appearances in the majors, so it's no big loss. Thu, Mar 29, 2012 09:17:00 AM

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Phillies signed INF Chin-Lung Hu to a minor league contract.

Hu signed a minor league deal with the Indians in January, but he was granted his release on Wednesday. The 28-year-old has a lousy .176/.225/.259 batting line over 214 plate appearances, so he's unlikely to make an impact in the big leagues.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 01:44:00 PM

Indians signed INF Chin-Lung Hu to a minor league contract.

Hu, who turns 28 in February, made the Mets' Opening Day roster out of spring training last year, but was sent down to the minors after going just 1-for-20 (.050) over 22 games. The former Dodgers' farmhand is unlikely to make an impact in the big leagues.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 12:25:00 PM

Chin-lung Hu has left Triple-A Buffalo due to a case of throwing yips.

The problem actually surfaced before he was demoted to the minors last month. While he's leaving Triple-A Buffalo, he is expected to report to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. If Hu can't get past his throwing issues, he will have a very hard time getting another chance in the majors. His defense was always his biggest strength.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 12:47:00 PM

Mets sent INF Chin-Lung Hu outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Mets acquired Hu from the Dodgers this offseason for left-hander Mike Antonini. The Taiwanese infielder went 1-for-20 in his six-week stay in the majors.
Tue, May 17, 2011 08:54:00 AM

Mets acquired INF Chin-Lung Hu from the Dodgers for LHP Mike Antonini.

Add another possibility to the Mets' middle infield. Hu, who turns 27 in February, was once a top prospect with the Dodgers, but has a modest .191/.241/.283 batting line over 191 major league plate appearances. The Taiwan native batted .317/.339/.438 with four home runs, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases in 58 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this past season, but also missed two months due to a broken left thumb. He's more known for his defense at this point, but could see significant playing time if the Mets eventually part with Jose Reyes.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Chin-Lung Hu from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hu appeared in two games with the Dodgers earlier this season, but did not have an at-bat. Hu recently missed two months due to a broken left thumb. The 26-year-old infielder compiled a .317/.339/.438 batting line in 208 at-bats with the Isotopes.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 06:03:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Chin-Lung Hu will undergo surgery to repair a broken left thumb next Wednesday in Arizona.

Hu is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The 26-year-old shortstop was batting .300/.321/.405 with three homers and 24 RBI over 200 at-bats with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 10:53:00 PM

Triple-A Albuquerque's Chin-Lung Hu is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery.

We may eventually have to start calling this "The Year of the Thumb" instead of "The Year of the Pitcher." Hu was batting .300/.321/.405 with three homers and 24 RBI over 200 at-bats with the Isotopes this season. He spent a couple days with the Dodgers while Rafael Furcal was on the bereavement list last month, but did not register an at-bat.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 11:29:00 AM

Dodgers optioned SS Chin-Lung Hu to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hu spent about a week with the Dodgers while shortstop Rafael Furcal attended to a family matter in the Dominican. He did not register an at-bat.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 08:35:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Chin-Lung Hu from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hu will take Rafael Furcal's place on the roster for at least the next three games, however is not expected to arrive in time for Thursday's matinee against the Reds. The 26-year-old infielder was batting .298/.321/.392 with three homers and 23 RBI for the Isotopes this season.
Thu, Jun 17, 2010 10:38:00 AM

Dodgers recalled shortstop Chin-Lung Hu from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hu showed a bit of improvement this season with a .294/.332/.393 batting line, six home runs and 53 RBI on the Triple-A level, but can hardly be considered a prospect anymore. The 25-year-old will provide infield depth down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 08:42:00 AM

Dodgers recalled shortstop Chin-Lung Hu from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Hu has followed up his breakout 2007 season with a disappointing year, hitting .195/.224/.206 in 49 games with the Dodgers and .295/.323/.385 in 41 games at Triple-A. Even with Jeff Kent heading to the disabled list he doesn't figure to play much in September.
Mon, Sep 1, 2008 09:11:00 AM

Chin-Lung Hu has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A with blurred vision in his right eye.

According to Hu, he suffered from poor vision in his right eye previously, but the problem went away during his career-year in 2007.
Mon, Jun 16, 2008 09:13:00 AM

Dodgers optioned shortstop Chin-Lung Hu to Triple-A Las Vegas.

No corresponding roster move has been made yet, but the Dodgers are expected to recall Andy LaRoche from Triple-A prior to Tuesday's game. With Hu now out of the picture, Angel Berroa will be the Dodgers' starting shortstop until Rafael Furcal returns.
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 08:51:00 AM

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