Giants ink Huff for two years

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SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants re-signed their most productive offensive player, inking Aubrey Huff to a two-year contract Tuesday with a club option for another year.

Brian Sabean, general manager of the World Series champions, said the team was excited to keep the 11-year veteran.

"He was an integral part in the team's success last season, not only with his outstanding play in the field, but also providing a great clubhouse presence," said Sabean.

Huff, playing first base and the outfield, finished seventh in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player after hitting .290 with 26 home runs and 86 RBI while ranking 10th in the league with an .891 OPS.

In his first season with the team, Huff led the Giants in batting average, homers, RBI, hits, walks, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

He also provided key hits for San Francisco while playing in the postseason for the first time in his career.

Huff's two-run homer helped the Giants to a Game 4 win over Texas in the World Series and he stroked a game-tying single in Game 3 of the Division Series against the Braves.

Terms of the deal were not released, but a report on FoxSports.com placed it around $22 million.

Huff, who will turn 34 in December, played his first six-plus MLB seasons with Tampa Bay and has also spent time with Houston, Baltimore and Detroit. He is a career .283 hitter with 229 homers and 838 RBI.


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