Aubrey Huff has been off the disabled list since May 7, but has had five at-bats since then, all as a pinch-hitter late in games. Manager Bruce Bochy has said Huff is getting close to getting a start, but the fact that the players he’s had out there have been playing well complicates things.
“It’s getting crowded,” Bochy said of the Giants outfield. “He’s itching to get out there. It’s hard to break up that outfield right now.”
The emergence of Gregor Blanco has been a large part of that, as evidenced by his 3-for-4 night Monday that included hitting the game-tying home run and scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
And with both Brett Pill and Brandon Belt producing at first base, it seems unlikely Huff will get much time in the infield.
“When you get into a little bit of a groove you like to keep things somewhat set,” Bochy said. “But I’ll find a way to get [Huff] in there.”
— Ben Martin