According to Hank Schulman, Aubrey Huff has been placed on the 15-day DL with anxiety disorder, for which he is currently getting treatment. He’s already missed the past few games, and it’s looking like this will open the door for both Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Belt to be in the starting lineup on a regular basis. As for Huff, this kind of problem is no fun, and one can only hope he works through this issue.
In a corresponding move, the Giants called up infielder Joaquin Arias. Arias was a premier prospect many moons ago, but more recently, he posted a .625 OPS in 69 games with Triple-A Omaha. He put up some decent numbers in Spring and also managed to get off to a hot start (.400/.432/.557) in Fresno, but realistically speaking, he’s probably not going to do much. In any event, he’s penciled in to start at shortstop for the Giants tomorrow.