The Orioles already have Aubrey Huff, but they may have acquired a namesake. Baltimore has acquired former first-round draftee Michael Aubrey from Cleveland in exchange for a player to be named later, giving the Orioles another candidate to play first base in 2010.
Aubrey, the 11th overall selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, has struggled to become the breakout player many people envisioned. He has made steady progress through the Minor Leagues, though, and is batting .292 in 57 games for Triple-A Columbus.
With Huff playing through the final season of his contract, first base could be wide open next spring. Aubrey may provide one option, as will fellow first-round draftee Brandon Snyder.