Luther Hackman

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: None
Birth Place: Columbus, Mississippi
Draft: 1994 6th round by the
  • Josh Morgan is newest freak to emerge from Rangers' experimentation lab

    Kiner-Falefa and Morgan are the Rangers' attempt to change the norms. It may not come to fruition, but it still offers the Rangers advantages. It gives the two players more opportunities to get at-bats during the week and, as Banister noted, if the Rangers decide to convert one or the other to a full-time catcher, what they are likely to end up with is a more athletic catcher. Banister noted that many current front-line MLB catchers were converted infielders, including the Rangers' own Robinson Chirinos. The biggest issue: Getting buy-in from the players into embracing their freakiness. The duo seems to have done that. "I'm actually enjoying it," said Morgan, who is limited to two starts per

  • Yu Darvish puts Dodgers within one game of World Series with vintage performance vs. Chicago

    CHICAGO -- Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Andre Ethier also went deep and Taylor added an RBI triple in the fifth as Los Angeles set a franchise record with its sixth consecutive playoff win. Yasiel Puig had two more hits in another entertaining performance that included an impressive bat flip -- on a long foul ball in the first inning. Looking for a four-game sweep and their 22nd NL pennant, the Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound Wednesday night at Wrigley Field with a chance to reach the World Series