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Scott Allen Hodges

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Shortstop Scott Hodges was selected by the Montreal Expos in the supplemental round of the 1997 amateur draft (38th pick overall). He was one of seven supplemental picks for the Expos that year. He played most of his minor league career at third base. He was promoted to the Expos' major league roster after the 2000 season, where he hit a combined .301 with 15 home runs and 88 RBI between the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A Florida State League and the Harrisburg Senators of the AA Eastern League.

Hodges' career was set back by a bout with colitis which limited his playing time to 85 games with Harrisburg in 2001. In spite of good production at the plate, he only reached AAA in 2003 with the Edmonton Trappers of the Pacific Coast League. He hit .288 with 12 home runs in 126 games that year, relatively poor results for one of the most hitter-friendly parks in AAA. He again failed to make the Expos out of spring training in 2004, as another injury sent him to the disabled list to begin the year. As the injury occurred in spring training, he was listed on the Major League disabled list, the closest he got to playing in the majors, although, to be fair, he would have deserved a shot a major league playing time between 2001 and 2003, when the Expos did not have anyone obviously better playing third base at the major-league level. When he was activated by Edmonton in the summer of 2004, he only hit .212 in 38 games, with a .282 slugging percentage, and was released.

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