Huff announces retirement, will become broadcaster
Veteran of 13 seasons, who won two World Series with Giants, joining Pac-12 Networks
Two-time World Series champion Aubrey Huff has officially retired from baseball and will pursue a career in broadcasting with Pac-12 Networks, he told MLB Daily Dish.
Huff told Chris Cotillo he has "no desire to play anymore" and he is "officially done" after a 13-year Major League career that featured stints with five different clubs. He was most recently with the Giants from 2010-12, where he won both of his World Series titles.
"I couldn't even imagine picking up a bat and trying to get ready for the whole grind of a baseball season anymore," Huff told Cotillo. "I'm enjoying this way too much, just hanging out."
Huff said he accepted a job announcing college baseball games for the networks and will begin in February. He has hired a broadcasting agent and says he has auditions coming for other work.
The 37-year-old was a fifth-round selection in the 1998 Draft by the Rays and debuted in 2000. Over 1,681 career games, he hit .278 with 242 homers and 904 RBIs. He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 2008 with the Orioles and finished seventh in the 2010 MVP voting while with San Francisco. He hit .290 with 26 home runs and 86 RBIs that season.
"As far as playing, I've had my fun," Huff said in the report. "I've won some World Series, put up some good numbers, and made some money. I'm very happy with how my career went, and I'm done."