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Giants to sign Huff, likely keeping Sandoval at 3B

Jan 10, 2010, 11:39 PM EDT

The Associated Press is reporting that the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with 1B/3B Aubrey Huff. The deal is reportedly for $3 million.

Huff provides a solid left-handed bat with power (career line of .282/.340/.472) and seems likely to slot in at first base for the Giants, keeping Pablo Sandoval at third base and Mark DeRosa in left field.

Not a bad signing – and certainly a cost-effective one – to solidify San Francisco’s offense, though with this group on the infield, you might want to avert your eyes when the Giants are on defense.

  1. Moses Green - Jan 11, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    I will be watching closely – but then I’m a big fan of slapstick.

  2. pepe - Jan 11, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    I don’t know. Aubrey was pretty godawful last year with both the Orioles and especially the Tigers. You think they could have waited a bit until LaRoche’s price came down.

  3. Moses Green - Jan 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Well they could just get LaRoche, move Huff to LF and move DeRosa to RF. Or is DeRosa out of moves?

  4. Jamie - Jan 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    This makes the Mark DeRosa signing look pretty bad in retrospect. Paying DeRosa $6 mm/yr to be your perfectly average everyday third baseman isn’t terrible, but paying him that much to be your below average everyday left fielder seems kinda dumb.

  5. Grant - Jan 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    I doubt Huff can play left any more. He can barely play first.

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