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Aubrey Huff has officially retired from Major League Baseball

Jan 4, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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Aubrey Huff has officially announced his retirement from baseball, ending a 13-year Major League career, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

“I’m officially done. I have no desire to play anymore,” Huff said over the phone on Saturday. “That has come and gone. I couldn’t even imagine picking up a bat and trying to get ready for the whole grind of a baseball season anymore. I’m enjoying this way too much, just hanging out.”

Huff already has a new job lined up, as he will be a broadcaster with the Pac-12 network starting next month.

Huff was drafted by the Devil Rays in the fifth round of the 1998 draft and spent seven seasons in the big leagues with them. Over the rest of his career, he would play with the Astros, Orioles, Tigers, and Giants. He was a big part of the 2010 World Series champion Giants, posting an .891 OPS during the regular season with a few multi-hit games during the post-season. Perhaps his most important contribution to that team, though, was the inception of the “red rally thong“. He won a second ring as part of the 2012 Giants as well, but his role and contributions were reduced, as he was 35 years old.

  1. jrocknstuff - Jan 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    He quickly became my favorite Oriole the short time he was in Baltimore. Great team player.

  2. illuminancer - Jan 4, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Good on ya, Huff! I really respect guys who know when it’s time to hang it up.

  3. raysfan1 - Jan 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Hat tip to one of the early D-Rays. He suffered through the lean times with them. Best of luck to him in his new career.

  4. dcarroll73 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    As a Giants fan, I say “thanks, Huff” (that does have a great resonance to that other sport not to be named, doesn’t it?) He was always a class act and a nice guy. Hope he does great in his new career.

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Strong candidate for the Hall of You Were Glad He Was on Your Team.

  6. Old Gator - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Well, at least he’s not leaving in a….

  7. abreathofsanity - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    As a huge fan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays I admire Aubrey Huff he was one of the best players of the Forgotten era :)

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