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Luke Hughes | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics released INF Luke Hughes.
Hughes was 1-for-13 in four games with the A's after being claimed off waivers from the Twins and was hitting just .223 with three homers and a .654 OPS in 42 games between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento. The 27-year-old Aussie will attempt to latch on elsewhere. Tue, Jul 17, 2012 01:41:00 PM

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Athletics sent INF Luke Hughes from Triple-A Sacramento to Double-A Midland.

This move was made to open up roster space on the Triple-A roster for Daric Barton and Tyson Ross. Hughes will continue to serve as organizational depth for the A's and can continue to be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 04:53:00 PM

Athletics sent INF Luke Hughes outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Hughes lasted just a few games before being designated for assignment by the A's, but he'll remain in the organization and could get another shot if Brandon Inge flops.
Wed, May 2, 2012 06:58:00 PM

Athletics designated 3B Luke Hughes for assignment.

The A's claimed Hughes off waivers from the Twins just eight days ago, but they've already found a replacement for him in Brandon Inge. The 27-year-old Australian will probably try to find a gig in a different organization.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 02:34:00 PM

Luke Hughes (flu) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Saturday in his return to the A's starting lineup.

Hughes had been held out of action for a couple of days due to the flu. He has a brutal .293 OPS on the year.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:11:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Luke Hughes is sitting out Friday's game due to illness.

Hughes is still bothered by the high fever which caused him to sit out Wednesday's game. Eric Sogard will make the start at third base again Friday, but Hughes could be back in there as soon as Saturday.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 04:07:00 PM

Luke Hughes was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Orioles.

It's not clear if the scratch is injury-related or whether A's manager Bob Melvin just decided to make a last-minute change, but Eric Sogard will now make the start at third base. Assuming he's healthy, the newly-claimed Hughes should still get plenty of playing time, though.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 03:57:00 PM

Luke Hughes went 0-for-3 and committed another error Tuesday in his second game for the A's.

Hughes is 0-for-6 with two errors in two days as Oakland's third baseman. Still, he'll probably get another start Wednesday anyway, as the A's won't want the left-handed Eric Sogard facing lefty Chris Sale.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:56:00 AM

Luke Hughes went 0-for-3 and committed two throwing errors from third base Monday in his A's debut.

Way to make a first impression, Luke. We don't get why the A's keep bypassing Eric Sogard in favor of inferior players. Hughes has some power, but there isn't a whole lot else to his game.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 01:04:00 AM

Luke Hughes will start at third base Monday against the White Sox.

Hughes was just claimed off waivers from the Athletics on Sunday and should get a significant chance at playing time now that Josh Donaldson has been send down to the minors. The 27-year-old has a lowly .224/.285/.342 batting line in the majors, but he's worth a look in AL-only formats.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 06:46:00 PM

Luke Hughes, who was claimed off waivers by the Athletics Sunday, is expected to get a chance to compete for playing time at third base.

Jane Lee of MLB.com speculates that Josh Donaldson, who has just three singles in his first 32 at-bats, could be sent down. Hughes has a woeful .224/.285/.342 batting line in 335 plate appearances, but he's shown a little bit of pop in the minors, so it's possible he could churn out some value in deeper AL-only leagues.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Athletics claimed INF Luke Hughes off waivers from the Twins.

Hughes was designated for assignment by the Twins last week after picking up just two hits in his first 10 at-bats. He also batted just .223/.289/.338 over 317 plate appearances last year, but he does offer some positional versatility.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 02:09:00 PM

Twins designated INF Luke Hughes for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Wednesday's starter Jason Marquis on the active roster. Hughes was 2-for-10 to begin the season and batted just .223/.289/.338 over 317 plate appearances with the big club last year. Still, the 27-year-old has some pop and is capable of playing multiple infield positions, so somebody will probably take a chance on him.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 03:56:00 PM

Luke Hughes went 5-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and five RBI as the Twins crushed the Rays 19-4 on Saturday.

Hughes' spot on the Twins' bench was already looking pretty secure, but this won't hurt. The Australian infielder has three homers and four doubles in 36 at-bats this spring. If he can stay hot, the Twins might look for ways to get him into the lineup early on, rather than just relying on him as a fallback.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 06:58:00 PM

Luke Hughes went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Wednesday in the Twins' 7-3 win over the Tigers.

Unless Minnesota picks up a reserve infielder between now and Opening Day, Hughes figures to stick around as a utilityman. He's not much of a shortstop and he has issues making contact, so he shouldn't have any fantasy value at all.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 04:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Jesse Chavez