Aubrey Huff Leaves Giants, Placed On DL For Anxiety Disorder

After Aubrey Huff failed to cover second base in a crucial spot on Saturday, the San Francisco Giants lost the game. Back up: Aubrey Huff was playing second base for the first time in his life. The (understandable) mental error accompanied an 0-for-4 performance at the plate. After the game, Huff gave the following interview:


After that, he left the team and didn't return, texting manager Bruce Bochy that he had "personal concerns." Following all sorts of speculation, the Giants revealed a little bit of what is going on:

Details are, as you'd expect, a little thin at this point. The Giants recalled Joaquin Arias to take Huff's spot on the roster, and they'll likely go with some combination of Brett Pill and Brandon Belt at first base, though there's also the possibility of Buster Posey playing games at first with Hector Sanchez catching, which is the permutation they're using on Wednesday.

This is the kind of thing that transcends wins and losses, so the Giants will likely handle this situation with extra care.

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