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November 13, 2003


Signed catcher KEN HUCKABY to a minor-league contract.

Huckaby's claim to fame came in the first game of the 2003 season, when his knee collided with and dislocated Derek Jeter's shoulder on a play at third base. The former Toronto Blue Jay is known as a contact hitter and defensive catcher, polite ways of saying that's he's terrible at the plate. Huckaby has over 3,500 plate appearances in the minors, about 300 in the Majors. Presumably, the 32-year-old will catch in Oklahoma with a chance to play in Texas if someone gets hurt or if Laird falters.

Posted by Lucas at November 13, 2003 08:46 PM