McCullough: Yankees have not reached out to Aubrey Huff

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Via Andy McCullough: The Yankees have not reached out to free agent Aubrey Huff in the wake of Mark Teixeira‘s wrist injury. McCullough’s source simply said “no” when asked if the team inquired.

Huff, 36, hit .192/.326/.282 (76 wRC+) in only 95 plate appearances for the Giants last season while battling anxiety disorder and a nagging knee strain. He originally hurt the knee jumping over the dugout railing celebrating a walk-off win. Huff didn’t hit while healthy in 2011 — .246/.306/.370 (87 wRC+) in 579 plate appearances — so it wasn’t a one-year slump. That 2010 season with the Giants (144 wRC+) sure looks like a last hurrah.

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Defense very important to early-season Yankees
2013 Season Preview: The Designated Hitters
  • jjyank

    Eeesh. I didn’t realize he was that bad last year. Alrighty then, pass it is.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    We need a new tag for posts like this: “Troll Grenade.”

    • MannyGeee

      More like Troll-nip. brings em right in and makes them nuts!

  • Steve (different one)

    Who are 3 people who have never been my kitchen?

  • Gonzo

    That last contract he signed with the Giants was a head-scratcher for me.

    • Jersey Joe

      Ya really.

      Usually, he has had good even years (2008, 2010), horrible odd years (2009). 2011 I expected, but 2012 was certainly out of the ordinary career path.

  • dkidd

    i know people with anxiety disorders, and i can’t imagine them playing baseball in front of 40,000 people

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “Anxiety disorders” account for a large range of diagnoses.

  • Eddard

    Thank God, they do have some standards.

  • MannyGeee

    NO interest because he’s too young… Amirite?!?!!!?