Giants decline 2013 contract option for Huff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are parting ways with Aubrey Huff, declining to exercise his $10 million club option Thursday after two disappointing seasons following a big year during the 2010 World Series championship run.
A day after the Giants celebrated their second title in three years with a lavish parade through downtown, vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans made the announcement regarding Huff - though it hardly came as a surprise. Huff will receive a $2 million buyout as part of the $22 million, two-year contract he signed in November 2010.
He batted .192 with a home run and seven RBIs in 52 games during an injury-plagued year.
In 2010, Huff hit .290 with a team-leading 26 home runs and 86 RBIs while playing in 157 games, then starred during the postseason.