View Full Version : Astros deal two minor-leaguers for Huff

07-13-2006, 01:28 AM
Good signing by Houston. They need a lot of help on offense right now and Huff can play a lot of positions.

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=hou) acquired third baseman Aubrey Huff (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6545) from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=tam) for two minor league prospects Wednesday, hoping the Texan can help revive the Astros' struggling offense.
The Astros, who also got some cash in the deal, are tied for last in the National League in batting average.
"This will give us an offense boost which we sorely need," Astros general manager Tim Purpura said.
The 30-year-old Huff, who went to high school and junior college in Texas, hit .283 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 63 games for the Devil Rays this season. He has been the subject of trade speculation each of the past three years.
In his sixth major league season, Huff has a career average of .287 with 128 home runs and 449 RBI.
Houston will pay $1.4 million of the $3 million that remains on the final year of Huff's contract. Tampa Bay will pay the rest, Purpura said. The Devil Rays get right-hander Mitch Talbot and infielder Ben Zobrist from the Astros' system. Both players will report to Double-A Montgomery.


07-13-2006, 10:27 AM
I'm kind of in the middle on this one. Huff has never proven anything but everyone knows on any given day he can explode as well as play any fielding position. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

07-13-2006, 11:54 AM
Maybe just getting away from the D Rays will be all that he needs. Some players play down when they are on a losing team for a long time.

07-13-2006, 10:08 PM
Well what do ya know...Huff went deep tonight. Maybe this will work out all right after all.

07-13-2006, 10:08 PM
Anothner bad move by the D-Rays

08-18-2006, 10:25 PM
i know this is an old *** thread, but it seems y'all have seen huff play before, i've never seen him play until he came to the astros, does he always look like he's bored and doesn't give a damn??? everytime i see his face he has that i'm bored get me the hell out of here look