Aubrey Huff On Temporary Leave For Anxiety

    April 27, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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With 40 million Americans suffering from some form of anxiety disorder, it shouldn’t be cause for embarrassment; but when you’re in the public eye, things are a little different.

Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff has discovered that firsthand, as he’s now on the 15-day disabled list while he deals with some personal issues.

Team manager Bruce Bochy says they’ve helped arrange for Huff to get treatment for the disorder, which has taken a toll on him recently due to some mistakes on the field and a stressful divorce. He went home to rest on Monday after an embarrassing mistake in Saturday’s game against the Mets, accidentally running toward first base instead of second on a double play and costing his team the win.

Huff’s teammates say they weren’t aware of any problems, as they know him as the laid-back guy who keeps everyone happy in the clubhouse. The news that he’s going through some rough times is both a surprise and a cause for worry.

“He seemed normal,” fellow first baseman Brandon Belt said. “He didn’t mention anything wrong. The team is worried about him. We all texted him to let him know we’re here for him if he needs us.”

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Bochy said in meeting with team he wanted to “fill them in” on Huff situation. “We’ll see Aubrey tomorrow” in San Francisco.(image) 21 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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  • Ruben

    Aubrey Huff is very brave to reveal that he has an anxiety problem. Hope he gets well soon. God bless you, Aubrey.

  • http://Fespecialties Tom lucas

    My heart goes out to Aubry, as it is a very tough
    Condition to endure!
    It’s like believing all the negative things about yourself and others and not being aware of all the positive in our lives
    You feel very lonely and I just pray and wish the best for him! People with good hearts seemed to be ailed with these types of things more!
    Aub is a great guy, and let’s get him to focus back on that!
    Hang in the Aubry! We love you!