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Sox add Tug Hulett

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  November 25, 2009 06:03 PM

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Any blockbuster deals will apparently have to wait, but the Red Sox did make one roster move today.

The club acquired versatile infielder Tug Hulett from the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Hulett, 26, hit .111 in 18 at-bats with one RBI in 15 games for the Royals last season.

He appeared in five games at second base (two starts), but also saw time at third base (one game), shortstop (one game), left field (one game) and right field (two games).

The lefthanded hitter, who is the son of former major leaguer Tim Hulett, spent most of last season at the Royals' Triple A Omaha affiliate, where he hit .291 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI in 99 games.

Overall, Hulett owns a .194 batting average with one homer and three RBI in 45 games in the big leagues.

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If you want to know more about Hulett, here is a particularly well-done column from the Seattle Times in 2008 in which he talks about coping with the childhood death of his younger brother and why he plays baseball.

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