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Giants decline $10 million option on Aubrey Huff

Nov 2, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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San Francisco declined its team option on Aubrey Huff, giving him a $2 million buyout instead of a $10 million salary for 2013.

Huff had an excellent, red thong-fueled 2010 season for the Giants on their way to the World Series title, at which point they re-signed him to a two-year, $22 million contract that included the option for 2013.

For that money he hit .239 with 13 homers and a .668 OPS in 202 games and was basically a non-factor this year due in part to anxiety issues. At age 35 he’ll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal.

  1. js20011041 - Nov 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    It must be nice to hear an employer tell you, “We don’t want you anymore. Here’s two million dollars.”

  2. ceadderman - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    I doubt Huff is going to be seeking a Minor League deal. I’m pretty sure that he’s gonna retire while he’s on top. Probably should’ve done so after the 2010 season but he got a pretty good 2 year deal and only came in $8 mil under the asking price.

    Thank you Mr. Huff for your contribution to the Giants organization. Sorry to see it end like this but you know this is a business and have been nothing but Class for them.

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