The San Francisco Giants have announced that veteran first baseman Aubrey Huff has hit their 15-day disabled list with what’s being described as an anxiety disorder. It was initially reported that Huff was away from the Giants due to a family emergency, but now the team has said that the 35-year-old is receiving treatment for anxiety.
Later in the day, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reported that most Giants players were caught off guard by the news of Huff’s anxiety issues. Left-hander Barry Zito told Baggarly that he didn’t know “what to make” of the news because Huff always “keeps it loose in the clubhouse” and tells players “to have fun”.
The Giants have not shared much in the way of details regarding what’s caused or is causing Huff’s current state of anxiety. Based on the reports that Huff was initially dealing with a family emergency, Baggarly felt that it was his duty to share the fact that Huff’s wife had filed for divorce this spring.
While Baggarly is emphatic that he wasn’t trying to tie one to the other, he felt it was necessary to share this possible piece of the puzzle with fans and onlookers who are trying to figure out what is going on in the head of Aubrey Huff.
Baggarly did say that Huff is expected to rejoin the Giants this weekend. Hopefully the 15-day stint on the DL and the brief time away from the Giants will allow the veteran to clear his head and get past whatever he is dealing with.
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