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01-08-04, 03:20 PM
Devil Rays sign OF-IF Huff to three-year contract
January 8, 2004

ST PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) - Aubrey Huff, who produced the best offensive season in Tampa Devil Rays history in 2003, was rewarded with a three-year, $14.5 million contract Thursday.

The deal marks the largest commitment by the Devil Rays to one of their homegrown players.

The 27-year-old Huff set franchise records for batting average (.311) and RBI (107) and tied the club record with 34 homers in 2003, his first first full year in the major leagues.

Huff was one of six major leaguers to play in every game for his team last season and spent most of his time in right field, where he made 102 starts.

A fifth-round selection of the Devil Rays in 1998, Huff has played in 275 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the majors behind the 594 for Baltimore's Miguel Tejada.

Updated on Thursday, Jan 8, 2004 3:51 pm EST