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Hector Luna

HECTOR LUNA THIRD BASEMAN   Born: February 1, 1980 Height: 6’1″ Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 1999 (Indians) How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent Country: Dominican Republic Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Luna worked his way steadily up through the Indians’ system as a shortstop prospect.  Cleveland evidently...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Pirates Sign Hector Luna, Upper Level Promotions

A few minor league transactions this afternoon: **The Pirates have signed Hector Luna as a minor league free agent and have assigned him to Indianapolis. Luna will obviously be there to help Indianapolis in their playoff run after the September callups. Luna has a career .262/.314/.385 line in 794 major league at-bats. He had 62 at-bats in the majors with the Phillies this year,...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Placido Polanco Activated Off DL, Hector Luna Optioned To Triple-A

When Hector Luna was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh after yesterday's 8-0 win over the Brewers, we all knew that Placido Polanco would be back with the team tonight. Today it was reported that Placido Polanco was activated from the DL after nearly a month's time spent with lower back inflammation. Polly will start third for the Phillies tonight in their home opener against...
Via Philliedelphia
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Nate Schierholtz Lands On 15-Day DL, Hector Luna Recalled

Oh brother.  Phillies' OF Nate Schierholtz has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right toe, according to the Phillies. Infielder Hector Luna has been recalled to take his spot on the roster. The Phillies acquired Schierholtz from the Giants in the deal that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco back on July 31st. In 11 games with the Phillies, Schierholtz...
Via Philliedelphia
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The other Phillies

Roy Halladay will be on the bump for the Philadelphia Phillies–but at what cost?  What would the red pinstripes look like without those blockbuster deals?  Did Rube Amaro barter away tomorrow’s champions? TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT Penthouse Occupancy for the 9-2 triumph:  3 The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Chooch Ruiz. Chooch Strikes Again With...
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter's Box - Hector Luna grand slam gives Phillies some swagger

Hector Luna's grand slam in the ninth inning put the cherry on top of a fine evening for the Phillies in Chicago.Photo: Getty Images  I tweeted toward the end of the Phillies 9-2 victory in Wrigley Field last night that this was the kind of win where we would wake up the next morning and wonder aloud if the Phillies got their swagger back. For the first time all season...
Via Macho Row
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Shake Up the Roster; Promote Diekman and Luna

The Philadelphia Phillies made some roster moves today, in part due to injury, and to hopefully get stronger in the bullpen. The public was tipped off to the moves by Michael Schwimer yesterday who tweeted congrats to the players coming up. Schwimer was sent down after Wednesday’s loss to the Mets. The moves were necessitated because of an injury to Laynce Nix. Nix was placed...
Via Philly Sports World
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Luna Wins it vs Rays; Pierre Contract Picked Up

Juan Pierre is in.Let’s start with the big news: Juan Pierre is on the 40-man roster, officially, according to the Phillies (thanks to the beats down in Clearwater).Pierre being on the club does not preclude Scott Podsenik from being on the roster, as well. Phillies GM Benny Looper told us on 97.3 ESPN FM just minutes ago that both men could be on the team on opening day depending...
Via Phillies Nation
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Luna's RBI hit leads Phils over Jays

Hector Luna's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies over a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 4-3 on Saturday. Brian Bocock hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth, but Freddy Galvis answered with a solo shot in the bottom half. The Phillies, already missing Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, lost another All-Star infielder to injury. Third baseman Placido...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Reinforcements

Welcome into the fold Hector Luna and Luis Montanez, as they're the newest members of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.Luna, who turns 32 in February, plays all over the baseball field, manning innings at the MLB level at every position except catcher and pitcher. In 6 seasons he is a .265/.705 hitter with his best attribute being his versatility. He last appeared in 2010 with the...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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