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November 25, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Red Sox acquire Tug Hulett from Kansas City

The Red Sox have acquired infielder Tug Hulett from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Hulett, originally drafted in the fourteenth round of the 2004 amateur draft by Texas, spent parts of four seasons with the Rangers organization before being traded to Seattle for Ben Broussard. He made his major league debut with Seattle in 2008 and hit .224/.309/.306 in 30 major league games that season. Hulett appeared in 15 games with Kansas City last year, hitting .111/.158/.111 in 18 at-bats. He is a career .284 hitter in parts of six minor league seasons with a .393 on-base percentage. Last season with the Triple-A Omaha Royals, Hulett hit .291/.384/.473 with 11 home runs and 9 steals in 99 games.