When Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went down with with a sprained wrist, Aubrey Huff’s name was tossed about as a possible fill-in, but that is not going to happen.
“I’m pretty much retired,” Huff just said by phone. He had hoped to get a spring-training invite but got no calls over the winter. He is 36 and coming off two poor seasons, a knee injury, back issues and a battle with depression.
Huff said he “absolutely” was fine with not playing.
“I have no regrets,” he said. “I love it. I’m having a great time with my wife and kids. I don’t even have an itch to pick up a baseball bat. I wondered if I’d feel that desire when everybody reported to spring training, but I didn’t.”
Huff is due a second Giants World Series ring. He said he has not been invited to the April 7 ring ceremony, but he would be just as happy to get his jewelry in the mail if the Giants do not call.
“It’s just one more flight I don’t have to take,” he said.
Aubrey Huff to the Yankees? Not happening
San Francisco Chronicle | Mar 8