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[6/12/2014] Rakuten Eagles to sign Zach Lutz

by on Jun.12, 2014 @ 4:16 pm, under NPB

According to a number of reports, including a tweet by ESPN's Adam Rubin, the Rakuten Eagles are in the process of signing twenty-eight-year-old infielder Zach Lutz.  Sanspo reports the two sides will finalize a deal as soon as his work visa clears.

The Eagles signed John Bowker to help fill the loss created by Kevin Youkilis' injury.  But they were still looking for a right-handed infielder with some pop.  Lutz could split time with Ginji at first base once the Inter-league season ends and Andruw Jones goes back to being a full-time designated hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2014, Sanspo 6/12/2014, Sponichi 6/12/2014, Daily Sports 6/12/2014

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Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 21 NYM MiLB A- 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 22 NYM MiLB A- 24 86 72 9 24 4 0 3 12 0 2 14 12 .333 .442 .514 .956 37 2 0 0 0 0
2009 23 NYM MiLB A+,AA 107 449 385 46 107 20 2 11 64 1 1 55 79 .278 .376 .426 .802 164 10 7 0 2 1
2010 24 NYM MiLB AA,AAA,Rk,A+ 72 309 268 47 77 19 0 19 55 0 2 36 72 .287 .380 .571 .951 153 10 4 1 0 0
2011 25 NYM MiLB AAA,A+ 63 259 228 38 65 12 0 11 32 0 0 28 72 .285 .371 .482 .853 110 3 3 0 0 0
2012 26 NYM MiLB AAA,A+ 78 320 264 36 78 18 1 11 43 0 0 46 80 .295 .404 .496 .901 131 8 5 1 4 1
2012 26 NYM NL 7 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 NYM MiLB AAA 111 466 399 62 117 27 4 13 80 0 2 54 102 .293 .377 .479 .856 191 12 4 2 7 1
2013 27 NYM NL 15 26 20 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 6 .300 .462 .400 .862 8 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 NYM MiLB AAA 59 264 227 39 66 11 2 7 37 1 1 29 50 .291 .386 .449 .836 102 3 7 0 1 1
MLB Totals 22 37 31 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 11 .226 .351 .290 .642 9 1 0 0 0 0
MiLB Totals 515 2155 1845 277 534 111 9 75 323 2 8 262 467 .289 .384 .481 .865 888 48 30 4 14 4