Following a thirteen-year major league career spent with five different clubs, Aubrey Huff is ready to hang up the cleats and move into a career in broadcasting, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Huff, 37, last played with the San Francisco Giants in 2012, where he hit .192 with one homer and seven RBIs in just 52 games. His season was also marred by mental health issues, including panic attacks that forced him away from the team in April. He later returned after seeking treatment, but was soon hampered by a left knee injury suffered while celebrating Matt Cain's perfect game.
Citing improved physical and mental health, Huff attempted to find a job last spring but soon realized there we no major league offers on the table. At one point he stated he was “pretty much retired” and content spending time at home with his family. Now his retirement is official.
— Mark Townsend
Bumgarner, Scutaro deliver as Giants win NL West
San Francisco Giants' Aubrey Huff celebrates with his sons Jayce, left, and Jagger, and his wife Barbara after the Giants defeated the San Diego Padres to win the National League West Division title after a baseball game, Saturday, Sept 22, 2012, in San Francisco. The Giants won 8-4. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool)
San Francisco Giants Victory Parade
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 03: Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants celebrates during the Giants' vicotry parade on November 3, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Thousands of Giants fans lined the streets of San Francisco to watch the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2010 World Series victory over the Texas Rangers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 09: Aubrey Huff #17 celebrates after Miguel Tejada of the San Francisco Giants hit the game winning hit in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on April 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
New York Yankee leftfielder Hideki Matsui and designated hitter Aubrey Huff of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays attend a press conference January 20, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. The opening games of the Major League Baseball season, between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, are scheduled to take place in Tokyo March 30 and 31. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Aubrey Huff of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays poses during media day at the Raymond A. Namioli Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images
San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 08: Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 8, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 7-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants Photo Day
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 01: Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants poses during spring training photo day on March 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 4
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Aubrey Huff #17 (R) of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after his two-run home run in the top of the third inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)