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Good bye to Josh?



Josh Hamilton, the talented but troubled outfielder, could be in the major leagues this season, but not with the Devil Rays. Hamilton was being selected by the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft Thursday morning and then traded to the Reds, who will have to keep him on their major-league roster all season. If he doesn't make it - and it will be a big jump - the Reds would have to put him through waivers and then offer him back to the Devil Rays for $25,000, half of the original drafting fee. Hamilton - the celebrated top pick in the 1999 draft, made it back to the minors this season after missing more than four years with injuries and drug problems.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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