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Nationals Acquire Dukes

The Nationals have acquire Elijah Dukes from the Devil Rays, according to sources. The Nationals, who have longed pursued Dukes, will give up a minor leaguer for him. We will see how Milledge and Dukes, both with attitude problems, react to the adjustment, but it has definitely improved their outfield. In his first year with the Devil Rays, he batted .190 with 10 HR and 21 RBI in 52 games before being placed on the restricted list.