Orioles trade Aubrey Huff to Detroit for RHP Brett Jacobson

August 17, 2009 | WNST Staff

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.