The A’s have designated 27-year old righty swinging infielder Luke Hughes for assignment. Hughes played in 4 games for the A’s this year and he was 1 for 13 (.077 avg, .154 WHIP) without any runs scored or RBIs. He showed an utter lack of patience at the plate as he whiffed six times without walking. He also made 3 errors in his four games at 3B as he was awful with the glove. Hughes has played in 8 games overall this year for the A’s & Twins and he is 3 for 23 (.130 avg, .255 OPS) with 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The A’s need Hughes’ roster spot for new starting 3B Brandon Inge. The A’s aren’t going to miss Hughes at all the rest of this year.
UPDATE: (5/2/2012) – Luke Hughes has cleared waivers and he has accepted an outright assignment to AAA.