Athletics Designate Luke Hughes For Assignment

The Athletics announced that they have designated infielder Luke Hughes for assignment. The move creates roster space for Brandon Inge, whose deal with the A's is now official.

The Twins designated Hughes for assignment two weeks into the season and the A's claimed him off of waivers. The 27-year-old native of Australia has a .218/.277/.331 line in 348 career plate appearances, including this season's slow start. Hughes has just three hits in 24 plate appearances for the Twins and A's so far in 2012.

The A's designated fellow Australian Rich Thompson for assignment after claiming him from the Angels. A third Australian-born player, Grant Balfour, remains in place as Oakland's closer.

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  1. green_and_gold 3 years ago

    And the third baseman woes continue.  When will Oakland call up Stephen Parker?

    • formerdraftpick 3 years ago

      The just made a place for Brandon Inge by designating Hughes (which is what Ben wrote about).  It might be a blessing in disguise that Hughes played so horribly.  They might now be able to keep him in the organization.

    • LandofOaks 3 years ago

      That would be a move us A’s fans would like…therefore sign Brandon Inge…Done.

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      not for at least another month or so. he’s been hitting well and he’s always had good control of the strikezone, but he’s lacking defensively. he’s never had very good range there and throws are a little wild. Give him another month and let him prove he’s truly capable of handling the hot corner. I would love it if he came up now but that’s just not a smart thing to do.

      • TheWoodyD 3 years ago

        All of that sounds better than the current sideshow going on right now.

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          maybe if they’re all playing in AAA, but they’re not, he’s not quite major league ready yet.

    • J.j. Miller 3 years ago

       parker has limited AAA experience and has struggled defensively in his milb career. his bat is ok/decent not great. After him you might have vollmuth, thompson, lewis cabrera who were drafted in recent yrs. Miles Head is destroying the cal league offensively but likely isnt a 3b long term. All of them are likely 2-4 yrs away

  2. Ryan Mooney 3 years ago

    Why do the claim if there just gonna dfa them!

    First rich thompson then luke hughes!

    • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

      Where’s Jack Hanahanahan?

      • melonis_rex 3 years ago

        He went to Cleveland and became decent. =/

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          the silver lining is he went to seattle and sucked there first before he went to cleveland…

  3. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    Brandon inge has gotten on base twice so far, better than our other 3rd baseman can say haha

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

       More than our other 3B have… all season?

      (obviously not, but close)

  4. Jason Calvert 3 years ago

    Is Craig Paquette still alive? I’m sure he could hit above .200.

  5. ClintB92 3 years ago

    This is sad.  Guy has so much upside you ca ntell with his spring numbers every year its just that he cannot translate into the regular season.  I wish him the best

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