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Tug Hulett
Hulett (left) with the Clinton LumberKings in 2005
Second baseman
Born: (1983-02-28) February 28, 1983 (age 41)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 12, 2008, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 2009, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average.194
Home runs1
Runs batted in3
Tug Hulett
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2009 Nettuno Team

Timothy Craig "Tug" Hulett Jr. (born February 28, 1983) is an American former professional baseball second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals.

Early life


Hulett was born on February 28, 1983, in Springfield, Illinois.[1] In 1998, his family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he spent the rest of his childhood.[2] Hulett played high school baseball at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport.[2][3] After high school, he played college baseball for the Auburn University Tigers.[4][5]



A .332 hitter for Auburn University, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2003.[6][7] Hulett was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft.[8] Hulett hit .274 in 70 games for the Single-A Spokane Indians in 2004. In 2005, he was promoted to the Single-A Clinton LumberKings, where he batted .265 and was a mid-season All-Star. He started 2006 in Single-A Bakersfield before being promoted to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. He played for the Oklahoma RedHawks in 2007, hitting .272 in 132 games. On December 12, 2007, he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Ben Broussard.

Hulett started 2008 with Triple-A Tacoma. After batting .302 in 71 games, Hulett was called up by the Mariners on July 10, after the release of struggling first baseman Richie Sexson. Hulett played one game in Seattle, going 1 for 3, before being sent back down to the Rainiers on July 18 when the Mariners called up first baseman Bryan LaHair.[9]

On February 15, 2009, Hulett was designated for assignment to make room for newly claimed pitcher Luis Peña from the Milwaukee Brewers;[10] he was claimed by the Kansas City Royals four days later.[11]

On November 25, 2009, Hulett was traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[12] On August 8, 2010, the Red Sox released him.

On August 15, 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners and was assigned to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

On December 23, 2010, Hulett signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. He was released on April 7, 2011.

On April 23, 2011, Hulett signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and was assigned to the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.

Hulett opened the 2012 season with Double-A Reading.

He signed with the Miami Marlins on a minor league contract in January 2013, but was released before the season started.

Personal life


His father Tim played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals.

See also



  1. ^ "Tug Hulett Baseball Stats | Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "MOTHER TAUGHT THIS BIG LEAGUER'S SON". Daily Press. July 20, 2002. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  3. ^ "Tug Hulett Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Tug Hulett - Baseball". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "SEC Baseball Leaders LSU and Auburn Face Off". LSU. July 11, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "2003 Harwich Mariners". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "Texas Rangers 2004 Draft Results". mlb.com. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  9. ^ Jesse Baumgartner (July 17, 2008). "LaHair gets call to Majors". mlb.com. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  10. ^ Jim Street (February 15, 2009). "Mariners claim pitcher from Brewers". mlb.com. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  11. ^ Dick Kaegel (February 19, 2009). "Royals claim Hulett off waivers". mlb.com. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  12. ^ John Schlegel (November 25, 2009). "Red Sox get Hulett in trade with Royals". mlb.com. Retrieved November 27, 2009.