The San Francisco Giants have dropped left-hander David Huff from their pitching lineup, however the team wants this to be a temporary move.
Huff was moved to make room for Matt Cain on the roster after coming back form a short disabled list stint. Cain started the game on Friday against the New York Mets.
The move gave the Giants a 12-man pitching staff and a bench that consisted of five position players.
Huff was originally signed prior to Spring Training in an attempt to add both starting and long relief depth to the roster. He made the Opening Day lineup however was injured shortly thereafter and the strained left quadriceps placed him on the DL. Huff went 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 16 appearances
Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, expressed his hopes that at some point the club will be able to re-sign Huff. “We’d be glad to have him back,” Bochy said.
Huff agrees that he’d be willing to play with the team again, and is thankful for everything the club has done for him as a player.
“There’s no hard feelings,” Huff said. “I appreciate what this organization has done for me. If I end up clearing waivers and accepting my assignment, I won’t be upset about that.”
Despite his understanding, there still seems to be a sad notion to hearing that he will no longer be with the Giants.
“It was tough to hear the news,” Huff said, “but ultimately, when it comes to this line of work, it’s a business. You can’t forget about that.”