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The Diamondbacks are interested in Aubrey Huff

Dec 1, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

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Jack Magruder of FOXSports.com hears that the Diamondbacks have “made contact” with free agent Aubrey Huff. He’s apparently a target as the club looks for a backup corner infielder.

Huff, who turns 36 next month, batted just .192/.326/.282 with one home run and a .608 OPS in 95 plate appearances with the Giants this past season. He missed a lot of time with a knee injury and also took a brief leave of absence from the team due to anxiety issues. The Giants declined his $10 million club option about a month ago and paid him a $2 million buyout.

Huff’s production has dropped off the table since he was a major contributor on the Giants’ World Series team in 2010, so given his age and health concerns, it’s likely he’ll have to settle for a minor league contract this offseason.

  1. Marty - Dec 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    He’s really bad, can barely run the bases. Go for it!

  2. dirtydrew - Dec 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Yeah, he’s one. All elbows and knees. He can’t run and has warning track power. Go get him Sankes. GO GIANTS!

  3. sisqsage - Dec 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Get ready for that rollover rally-killing slow grounder to second for an easy out. Huffy can do that in his sleep.He just has a hard time leaping over dugout rails to celebrate a perfect game.

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