Huff to Detroit. Try and find a decent bar THERE, Aubrey.

So far, only WNST.net has it, which makes me a tad bit leery, but they seem pretty sure:

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league RHP BRETT JACOBSON from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for INF AUBREY HUFF and will assign him to Class-A Frederick.

Jacobson, 22, went 1-3 with 6 saves, a 3.74 ERA (55.1IP, 23ER) and 44 strikeouts in 35 games with Class-A Lakeland this season.  The 6’6", 205-pound righthander was the Tigers’ 4th round selection in the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of Vanderbilt University.

Jacobson went 2-2 with a 1.52 ERA (29.2IP, 5ER) and 31 strikeouts in 21 games with Class-A West Michigan in 2008 and was named Detroit’s #10 prospect by Baseball America.

Huff, 32, batted .253 (109-430) with 13 home runs and 72 RBI in 110 games for the Orioles this season.  He hit his 200th career home run on July 31 off of John Smoltz.  Huff signed a three-year contract with the Orioles on January 3, 2007 as a free agent.  He was voted Most Valuable Oriole in 2008, batting .304 with 32 home runs and 108 RBI.

Time doesn't permit me to do a full retrospective on Aubrey Huff's career in Baltimore. That's what the comments are for. Have at it!

[Note by Stacey, 08/17/09 5:01 PM EDT ] Quotes from Aubrey on his trade, courtesy of Roch.

"I've grown close to a lot of staff, and especially a lot of players on this team. It's definitely emotional. I've seen all these young guys come up and I've had a great time with all these young guys. To be able to see them finish out the year and grow....it's a little hard. But at the same time for me, it's really exciting to be able to go to a team that's in contention. For me, my whole career I've been in last place, so this is going to be a very exciting time for me."

"I want to thank Andy for the opportunity to come here and play all these years, and the whole staff," said Huff, who batted .253 with 13 homers and 72 RBIs in 110 games. "Dave's been great, all the players have been awesome, and I'm really going to miss it, despite what happened back in '07 with all the Baltimore talk. I really enjoyed my time here."

Asked if the group he's leaving behind can win one day, Huff said, "No doubt in my mind. This is probably some of the best young talent I've ever been around, and I've been around some young talent with my days in Tampa. I always said those guys were some of the best young players coming up with Carl Crawford, Baldelli and Kazmir, but if you ask me, these guys are more talented. It's a very exciting time here, and Baltimore should have a lot to look forward to."

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