Aubrey Huff Could Rejoin Giants, Continue Treatment For Anxiety Disorder

Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for an anxiety disorder, and has returned to his home in Tampa.

CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports that Huff could rejoin the team and continue treatment:

Giants manager Bruce Bochy still hasn’t addressed the team to explain Aubrey Huff’s situation, but he plans to call the group together soon.

The veteran was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of what Bochy described as “an episode of anxiety” and already has received treatment in Florida. He’ll rejoin the team Friday or Saturday in San Francisco, where he’ll continue in some sort of undisclosed treatment program, Bochy said.

Baggarly goes on to say that Huff’s wife has filed for divorce; he first heard about this during spring training and, after the reports of Huff leaving the team surfaced, Baggarly confirmed this through publicly-available court documents. He goes on to say:

I do not revel in discovering these documents, nor do I wish to inflict any more pain on Huff as he goes through what by all accounts is a very difficult time. Anxiety is a complex disorder that can be caused by many things, and I was careful in my story not make a direct link between the divorce proceedings and any mental difficulties that Huff is dealing with now. For most people, sure, it would be a contributing factor. But until Huff decides to issue public comments on his situation, it’s not right to make any assumptions.

It’s a tough call. As Baggarly writes, “It took me five minutes on my laptop to find the court records from Hillsborough County, Fla. Anyone could have done it. The court filings are public record.”

At the same time, he says we shouldn’t make any assumptions. So I won’t; I simply pass along what’s already been written.

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