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Reds send outfielder to Rangers for Volquez, minor leaguer

Updated: December 22, 2007, 1:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton proved he had overcome his demons in Cincinnati, and now he wants to conquer his future in Texas.

One of baseball's best comeback stories during his breakout rookie year, the 26-year-old center fielder whose career was nearly derailed by alcohol and drug abuse was traded Friday from the Reds to the Rangers for pitchers Edinson Volquez and Danny Herrera.

Hamilton batted .292 with 19 homers and 47 RBIs in 298 at-bats this year. He fills ...

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