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Aubrey Huff lands on DL after perfect game celebration

Jun 15, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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The unforeseen consqeunce of the rise of no-hitters and perfect games throughout baseball; the simultaneous rise of celebration-related injuries.

Two weeks after Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez was hurt following Johan Santana’s no-hitter, Aubrey Huff has joined him on the disabled list with a knee injury sustained celebrating Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday night.

An MRI on Huff’s knee Thursday revealed a sprained right knee that was expected to keep him out at least several days. As poorly as he’s hitting, there wasn’t much reason for the Giants to play a man short while waiting on his return. Huff is hitting just .155 with one homer and five RBI in 58 at-bats this season.

Called up in his place was veteran outfielder Justin Christian, who was hitting .364/.432/.540 in 250 at-bats for Triple-A Fresno. The Giants bypassed the recently demoted Brett Pill, suggesting that they’ll commit to Brandon Belt at first base for at least the next couple of weeks. After going nearly 2 1/2 months without one, Belt has homered in three straight games.

  1. goawaydog - Jun 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    As much as i like Huff, he should claim the knee is blown and quiety retire with his 22million.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    I think he’d prefer to come back, play well and then retire.

  3. goawaydog - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I hear you brewcrew but its been alomost a season and a half since he has played well, this is beyond even being called a prolonged slump.

  4. Walk - Jun 15, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    We may have found another unwritten rule. Perfect games, no hitter’s , and walk offs someone has to pay.

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