Chin-Lung Hu – His New York Mets Career 2011

Ching Lung huThe Mets acquired Taiwanese native Chin-Lung Hu from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2011 season.  Thanks, in large part to his unusually last name, he became somewhat of a fan favorite during Spring Training, every time he appeared in a game you could hear the fans call out his name “Hu” 

Known more for his glove than his bat, Hu had a strong Spring Training and made the Mets opening day roster as a backup infielder.  After making his debut as a pinch hitter for Pedro Beato on Opening Day, Hu would go on to appear in 22 games for the Mets. But due in large part to his anemic offensive output (1 for 20), the Hu chants quickly turned to boos and he was demoted to the minors in the middle of May.  His only hit as a Met came on April 5 as a pinch hitter.

Hu finished out the 2011 season in the minors first with the Buffalo Bisons and then with the Gulf Coast Mets; he continued to struggle at the plate.  He was granted free agency following the season and signed with the Cleveland Indians but never made it back to the majors.

While with the Mets Hu wore number 25.

Ching-Lung Hu also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2007-2010.

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