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Hector Luna | First Baseman

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/1/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hector Luna has agreed to a one-year, $450,000 contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central League.
Luna could make an additional $200,000 with incentives. The 32-year-old infielder batted .226 (14-for-62) with two homers in 28 games with the Phillies this season. Wed, Nov 21, 2012 02:04:00 PM

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Pirates signed INF Hector Luna to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Luna elected to test the free agent market after getting outrighted by the Phillies earlier this week. The 32-year-old is doubtful to make an impact with the Bucs.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 09:05:00 PM

Hector Luna has elected free agency.

Luna opted for free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster. The 32-year-old batted just .226 (14-for-62) with two homers and 10 RBI in 28 games with the Phillies this season.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 03:18:00 PM

Phillies optioned INF Hector Luna to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Luna has been promoted and demoted several times this year. With Placido Polanco expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday, Luna will take the train back to Lehigh. Expect Luna to be back with the Phils when rosters expand next month.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 05:27:00 PM

Phillies recalled INF Hector Luna from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Luna has been promoted and demoted several times this year, batting .246/.295/.386 across 61 major league plate appearances. He'll serve as a backup infielder.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 11:49:00 AM

Phillies optioned INF Hector Luna to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Luna's most recent stint in Philly lasted two days. He could be back up in September to log at-bats against left-handed pitching.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 03:22:00 PM

Phillies recalled INF/OF Hector Luna from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Luna will provide the Phillies with some versatility while Carlos Ruiz (foot) is sidelined. He figures to get most of his at-bats against left-handed pitching.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 12:01:00 PM

Phillies optioned INF Hector Luna to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He batted just .246/.295/.386 with a couple homers over 26 games with the Phils. Luna will return to a .277/.318/.406 batting line at Lehigh Valley and is no safe bet to return to the majors this season.
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Hector Luna from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Luna was hitting .277/.318/.406 with one homer and a .724 OPS over 110 plate appearances at the Triple-A level this season. He'll provide manager Charlie Manuel with some versatility.
Fri, May 11, 2012 01:40:00 PM

The Phillies are expected to purchase the contract of INF Hector Luna from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

The Phillies will need to make a move in order to add him to the 40-man roster. Luna is hitting .277/.318/.406 with one homer and a .724 OPS over 110 plate appearances at the Triple-A level this season. The 32-year-old owns a .265/.317/.388 batting line over 801 plate appearances in the big leagues between the Marlins, Blue Jays, Indians and Cardinals and will serve as a utility infielder.
Thu, May 10, 2012 06:42:00 PM

Hector Luna went 3-for-5 with a homer Wednesday against the Twins.

It's Luna's glove, not his bat, that's kept him from having a career as a utilityman. The Phillies may decide to live with it in order to give themselves a more potent alternative to Freddy Galvis if they can't acquire an upgrade prior to Opening Day. Luna has three homers in 42 at-bats this spring.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 05:19:00 PM

Phillies signed INF Hector Luna to a minor league contract.

Luna, who turns 32 in February, batted .283/.350/.449 with 14 home runs, 58 RBI and a .799 OPS over 468 plate appearances in 2011 with Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox organization. The veteran utility man has only appeared in 27 major league games since 2008, so he's a longshot to win a roster spot during spring training.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 02:38:00 PM

Red Sox signed INF Hector Luna to a minor league contract.

Luna, 30, spent the majority of the 2010 season in the Marlins' minor league system and batted just .138 in 29 at-bats when he was given a shot in the majors. The infielder will act as organization depth for the Red Sox.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 12:54:00 PM

Marlins sent INF Hector Luna outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Luna batted .138 with two homers and four RBI in 29 at-bats with the Marlins this season and .294 with 16 homers and 71 RBI for Triple-A New Orleans. He had a nice year in the minors, but turns 31 in February and isn't worthy of a spot on the 40-man.
Thu, Oct 7, 2010 08:54:00 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF Hector Luna from Triple-A New Orleans.

Luna will take the roster spot vacated by Thursday afternoon's Jorge Cantu trade. The 30-year-old Luna hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008 but he's posted a respectable .845 OPS, 16 homers and 71 RBI in 354 at-bats on the Triple-A level this season. Not bad.
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 07:00:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
1B1Nick Evans
2Brett Pill
3Mauro Gomez
LF1Fred Lewis
RF1Nick Evans
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luis Mendoza