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Matt Hague | First Baseman | #23

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 9 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Hague doubled three times in four at-bats Sunday against the Pirates.
It's still hard to imagine Hague making the Twins, but he's had a beck of a spring so far, going 9-for-18 with seven extra-base hits. He actually did this once before, hitting seven homers in 55 at-bats for the Pirates in the spring of 2012. It did get him a spot on the team... for two weeks. He was sent down on April 14 and ended up with 70 major league at-bats (hitting .229/.270/.257) over the course of the year. Mar 12 - 3:50 PM

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Matt Hague hit a two-run homer in the top of the eight in the Twins' 4-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday.

Hague, back in the U.S. after a year in Japan, is 6-for-13 this spring. He's a major long shot to make the Twins -- it'd probably take both Kennys Vargas and Byung Ho Park getting sent down -- but he's a useful guy to have around as insurance. He was last seen in the U.S. posting an .885 OPS for Triple-A Buffalo in 2015.
Mar 5 - 4:38 PM

Twins signed 1B/3B Matt Hague to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hague, who previously has appeared in the majors with the Blue Jays and Pirates, appeared in 30 games with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League last season while batting .231/.339/.346 with two home runs and 11 RBI over 124 plate appearances. He'll provide corner infield depth for the Twins in his return to the states.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:33:00 PM

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, the Blue Jays have agreed to send Matt Hague to the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League for $300,000.

The deal is not yet official, but Hague has been removed from Toronto's 40-man roster. Hague earned a September call-up with the Blue Jays this season after winning the International League MVP Award by batting .338/.416/.468 with 11 home runs and 92 RBI over 136 games with Triple-A Buffalo. He turned 30 in August.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled 1B Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hague gets rewarded after an MVP season in Triple-A where he batted .338/.416/.468 with 11 home runs and 92 RBI over 136 games. The 30-year-old will function as bench depth for Toronto.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned 1B Matt Hague to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hague was only up for a few days and struck out in his lone plate appearance. He'll be back up in September.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled 1B Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hague has hit .348/.427/.482 with 10 home runs and 83 RBI in 121 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 29-year-old will give the Jays another good bench bat.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned 1B Matt Hague to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's part of the latest round of cuts in Blue Jays camp. Hague appeared in three games with the Pirates last season and batted .282/.371/.465 with 15 homers and 76 RBI across 106 games with the Triple-A affiliates for Pittsburgh and Toronto. The 29-year-old will continue to provide depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of 1B Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll be in uniform for the final game of the regular season. Hague has spent nearly all of 2014 at the Triple-A level, batting .282/.371/.465 with 15 homers and 76 RBI across 106 games.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Blue Jays sent 1B Matt Hague outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 29-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the Blue Jays. Between two stops at Triple-A this season, he's hitting .282/.371/.465 with 15 homers and 76 RBI in 106 games.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 08:25:00 AM

Blue Jays designated 1B Matt Hague for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Hague was just claimed off waivers from the Pirates last month, but he could soon be on the move again.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed 1B Matt Hague off waivers from the Pirates; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hague was designated for assignment by the Bucs last week to open up a 40-man roster spot for new reliever John Axford. Hague is 28 years old with a .293/.367/.425 career batting line in 788 minor league games.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Pirates designated 1B Matt Hague for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of John Axford. Hague, 28, has spent nearly all season at Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .267/.365/.448 with 14 homers and 66 RBI.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Pirates optioned 1B Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hague was hitless in two at-bats during his brief time with the big club. He's clearing room for the return of Francisco Liriano (oblique).
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of 1B Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hague will give the Pirates a bench bat while Starling Marte deals with a family matter. Hague, 28, has hit .267/.363/.456 this season at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 05:18:00 PM

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