Aubrey Huff 1B SF 9 Months
Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger was told that the Yankees have not reached out to Aubrey Huff.
The Yankees are looking far and wide for corner infielders, but their search hasn't included Huff, who batted just .192/.326/.282 in 52 games last season. For what it's worth, the 36-year-old said last week that he's "pretty much retired."
Aubrey Huff 1B SF 9 Months
Aubrey Huff said that he's "pretty much retired."
Huff, 36, was hoping to get an invitation to spring training from someone, but he's now content staying at home with his family. "I have no regrets," he said. "I love it. I'm having a great time with my wife and kids. I don't even have an itch to pick up a baseball bat. I wondered if I'd feel that desire when everybody reported to spring training, but I didn't." Huff's career, if it is indeed over, ended with a whimper, but he still would finish with a career .278/.342/.464 batting line and 242 home runs over 13 seasons.
Aubrey Huff 1B SF 11 Months
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that free agent Aubrey Huff remains hopeful of playing in 2013.
"He wants to play,'' said Huff's attorney, Ed Hayes. "He's working out. It's not a matter of physical issues. Nor is it a matter of mental issues, which he's addressed." There was a rumor in late November that the Diamondbacks were talking to Huff, but that never went anywhere. The 36-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor league deal after batting just .192/.326/.282 in 52 games last season while dealing with a knee injury and an episode of panic attacks.
Aubrey Huff 1B SF Nov 01 '12
Giants declined 1B/OF Aubrey Huff's $10 million option for 2013.
The Giants surely didn't lose much sleep over this decision. Huff, who batted only .192/.326/.282 over 52 games for San Francisco this season, will receive a $2 million buyout instead and hit the free agent market.
Aubrey Huff 1B SF Oct 29 '12
The Giants will decline the $10 million option on Aubrey Huff's contract for 2013.
Nothing official yet, but it's a pretty easy call. Huff, who was limited to just 52 games this season due to an anxiety condition and a nagging right knee injury, will receive a $2 million buyout.
Aubrey Huff 1B SF Sep 25 '12
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on KNBR 680 in San Francisco on Tuesday that Aubrey Huff will likely be on the team's roster for the NLDS.
Huff has been limited to just 45 games this season due to an anxiety condition and a nagging right knee injury, but Bochy believes he could be useful as a backup first baseman and left-handed bat off the bench. He may start a game this week to shake the rust.
Aubrey Huff 1B SF Jul 31 '12
Aubrey Huff aggravated his right knee during Monday's loss to the Mets.
Huff hurt the knee while trying to leg out a possible double-play grounder in the sixth inning. He's scheduled to be checked out Tuesday, but it sounds like another trip to the disabled list could be in his future.