Aubrey Huff says he won't try to 'be a hero' in outfield
Apr/06/12 01:28 PM Filed in: Aubrey Huff
You will know if Aubrey Huff in left field backfires if Pat Burrell charges out there from the scouts' seats and draws another chalk outline of a No. 17 player in the grass.
The Giants' thinking is simple: If they could win a World Series with Burrell in left field during his last days, they can win with Huff there as long as he plays the outfield more like he did in 2010 than 2011.
Huff wants no guff from Burrell.
"I think I learned last year in right field, don't try to be a hero," Huff said after the Giants held a short workout at Chase Field on Thursday. "Don't try to be a hero. Catch the balls you're supposed to get to and if anything's tailing, sinking, just go into hockey mode and knock it down."
Manager Bruce Bochy said Huff could be a six- or seven-inning player. If the Giants have a lead, Huff will take a seat in favor of Gregor Blanco or Nate Schierholtz.
"He understands that," Bochy said.