Hamilton to Halos, Reds Acquire Choo

In recent activity, LF Josh Hamilton has signed a 5 year/$125 M deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Add that to the power threat of 1B Albert Pujols and look out! Hamilton had previous been with the Rangers, where he was a 5-time all-star and 2010 AL MVP award winner. Last year, Hamilton hit 4 home runs in a game vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to playing in Texas, he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

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The Reds, meanwhile, have dealt away CF Drew Stubbs to Cleveland, and were able to add CF Shin-Soo Choo in return. The deal was part of a messy three-team trade. Stubbs has had strikeout issues, and a low batting average. The Reds will miss Stubbs’ speed, however. Choo has a higher BA than Stubbs, strikes out less frequently, and is an above-average fielder. It appears the Reds have the sweet side of the transaction.

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Luck Leads Colts

Thursday night the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10. Although Colts QB Andrew Luck fumbled and threw one interception, he ended up with 227 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Colts CB Darius Butler returned an interception for a score, as well. Jags WR Cecil Shorts III caught six passes for 105 yards, including a touchdown from Chad Henne. Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert injured his shoulder, letting Henne to throw the only touchdown pass of the game. Jaguars fall to 1-8, while the Colts improve to 6-3. The Colts, once again, were without their head coach Chuck Pagano, who has been battling leukemia for much of the season.

AFC South Standings

Houston 7 1 0 .875 237 137
Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 186 201
Tennessee 3 6 0 .333 182 308
Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 127 246

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