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Giants sign infielder Aubrey Huff to one-year contract01/13/2010 12:43 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Bolstering their depth with a solid left-handed bat, the San Francisco Giants have signed free agent infielder Aubrey Huff to a one-year contract, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Over 10 Major League seasons, the 33-year-old has hit .280 or better six times, while accruing six 20-homer campaigns, four years with at least 30 doubles and three seasons with over 100 RBI. He hit .304 with 32 home runs and 108 RBI just two years ago with Baltimore in 2008.
"We're extremely excited to add a player of Aubrey's caliber," said Sabean. "He's a middle of the order presence, who has proven to be a top RBI producer."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Huff split the 2009 season with Baltimore and Detroit, combining for a .241 average (129-for-536) with 30 doubles, 15 home runs and 85 RBI in 150 games, the third straight season and sixth time in his last seven campaigns that he has played in 150 or more contests. He began the year with the Orioles, but was dealt to the Tigers in a two-player deal on August 17.
Huff has played multiple positions extensively, logging time at third base (360 games), first base (320 games) and in the outfield (245), mostly in right (237 games). In 93 games at first base last season, Huff committed just four errors in 885 total chances (.995 fielding pct.), which ranked as the sixth-best fielding mark among American League first basemen.
Drafted by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 1998 June draft, the Marion, OH native has posted a lifetime .282 average (1,391-for-4,936) with 294 doubles, 203 home runs and 752 RBI in 1,322 Major League games with Tampa Bay (2000-06), Houston (2006), Baltimore (2007-09) and Detroit (2009).
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