The Astros, poised to acquire a middle-of-the-order hitter they are seeking, are on the verge of acquiring infielder/outfielder Aubrey Huff from the Devil Rays, FOXSports.com has learned. A deal could be announced as soon as Wednesday.
The Devil Rays would acquire Double-A right-handed pitcher Mitch Talbot and Double-A shortstop Ben Zobrist in the deal.
Huff, 29, is earning just over $4.9 million this season. The Devil Rays will pay nearly half of the approximately $3.2 million remaining on Huff's contract. Huff is a free agent after this season.
The Astros, 11th in the NL in runs per-game, could use Huff at first base, third base, right field or left field.
After a slow start to the season, Huff is hitting .283 with 8 home runs and 28 RBI.
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