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Detroit Tigers Acquire Aubrey Huff from Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE - JULY 30:  First baseman Aubrey Huff #17 of the Baltimore Orioles runs the bases against the Kansas City Royals during MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 30, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Royals 7-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Johnny LawrenceCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2009

According to an Associated Press report, the Detroit Tigers have acquired Aubrey Huff from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Brett Jacobson.

Huff, a 10-year MLB veteran, adds a potent bat to the Tigers stumbling offense.

Through 430 at-bats, the infielder-outfielder hit .253 with 24 doubles, 13 homers, and 72 runs batted in.

For his career, the 32-year-old has compiled a .283 batting average, 201 homers and 739 runs batted in.

Huff played 93 games at first base and 17 at designated hitter with Baltimore this season.

Huff has not played the outfield since 2006 with the Houston Astros, but Detroit may ask him to fill in there on occasion.

The former Tampa Bay Ray, Astro, and Oriole is due $8 million in 2009.

Brett Jacobson, Detroit's fourth round selection in the 2008 draft, had pitched in 35 games for Single-A Lakeland.  He posted a 3.74 earned run average in 55 1/3 innings with six saves.

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