Detroit Tigers Acquire Aubrey Huff…

At the July 31st trading deadline, the Detroit Tigers added pitching by acquiring Jarrod Washburn from the Seattle Mariners. Now during the waiver period the Tigers have decided to add some offense.

The Tigers acquired Aubrey Huff today from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitching prospect prospect Brett Jacobson. I like this move for the Tigers, as I have always thought he was one of the more underrated offensive players in the game.

Huff was batting .253 with 13 HR’s and 72 RBI for the Orioles this year. The average is a little low for Huff (.284 career hitter), but he should provide a nice threat in the middle of the order for the Tigers.

The Tigers are 12th in the AL in runs scored since the All-Star break, so this move was needed.

Huff, who can play first and some third, will most likely become the Tigers’ full-time DH. Carlos Guillen is now healthy enough to play the field, so he can play left for the Tigers.

Brett Jacobson was 1-3 with a 3.74 ERA and had six saves in 35 games for Single-A Lakeland.

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2 Responses to “Detroit Tigers Acquire Aubrey Huff…”

  1. mreed5 Says:

    I think I would rather have had Adam Dunn/or Luke Scott. This move makes perfect sense for both teams though. Baltimore can try to resign him in the off season and the Tigers get a good bat for the stretch run. Dombrowski has made three moves this year in which he gave up Matt Joyce, Luke French, and Bret Jacobsen for All Star Edwin Jackson, Under 3 era Jarrod Washburn, and a veteran batter in Aubrey Huff. Can you say executive of the year if the Tigers make the playoffs.

    • Adam Bernacchio Says:

      I agree I would rather have Adam Dunn, but apparently the Nationals have been asking for the world for him.

      Dombrowski has done a great job this year of bringing in talent. He will be right up there in the Executive of the Year voting.

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