Huff likely to return when rosters expand

Huff likely to return when rosters expand

HOUSTON -- Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that first baseman Aubrey Huff will be reinstated from the disabled list after rosters are expanded on Saturday.

Bochy said that Huff, who has been working himself back into playing shape and performing baseball-related activities, will be used primarily as a pinch-hitter. Huff last appeared in a game for the Giants on June 10. He's hitting .155 for them with one home run and five RBIs in 32 games.

Huff sprained his right knee on June 13 as he tried to scale the dugout railing to join the on-field celebration following Matt Cain's perfect game. He also has been bothered by patellar tendinitis in the same knee.