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26 Justin Huber 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 7/1/1982 | Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5
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Huber among Twins cuts


(3/14/2011) The Twins announced 14 cuts on Monday. David Bromberg, Eric Hacker, Anthony Swarzak and Rene Tosoni were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Deolis Guerra, Chris Parmalee, Yorman Bazardo, Kyle Gibson, Jair Fernandez, Chris Herrmann, Ray Chang, Brian Dozier, Justin Huber and Joe Benson were also sent down to minor-league camp.

Huber leaves to play in Japan


(11/17/2009) Former Twin Justin Huber signed to play in Japan with the Hiroshima Carp.

Huber unlikely to start again


(9/23/2009) From The Sports Xchange notes: 1B Justin Huber's strained oblique is getting better, but manager Ron Gardenhire said that at this point, Huber has missed too much time to be considered for any game situation other than a late inning substitution in a blowout once he's able to return.

Huber hopes to return soon


(9/23/2009) Minnesota OF Justin Huber, battling a strained oblique muscle, took swings on Monday but has yet to take full batting practice. He hopes to be available before the end of the road trip but is probably out a few more days just yet.

Huber takes a seat Monday


(9/21/2009) Twins OF Justin Huber (oblique) did not play during Monday's game against the White Sox. He has missed the last two games and remains day to day.

Huber misses chance to DH


(9/21/2009) The Sports Xchange notes that Justin Huber was slated to be the DH on Sunday but tweaked something in his side while taking batting practice. Brendan Harris took his place at DH, while rookie Matt Tolbert moved to third.

Huber out of lineup again Wednesday


(9/16/2009) Twins OF Justin Huber, day to day with a strained oblique, was out of the lineup Wednesday.

Huber dealing with oblique injury


(9/16/2009) Twins OF Justin Huber is day to day with a strained oblique.

Gabino, Huber officially promoted


(9/8/2009) The Twins promoted RP Armando Gabino and OF Justin Huber from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

Twins to call up Gabino, Huber


(9/6/2009) The Twins will promote RP Armando Gabino and OF Justin Huber from Triple-A Rochester after its season ends Monday.

Huber outrighted to Triple-A


(6/17/2008) Prized prospect Chase Headley was recalled from the minors Tuesday by the San Diego Padres, who sent outfielder Justin Huber outright to Triple-A Portland.

Huber goes deep in Cleveland


(6/14/2008) Padres OF Justin Huber hit his second home run of the season during Saturday's 8-3 win against the Indians. Huber's solo home run off Indians SP Cliff Lee in the third inning cut the Cleveland lead to 3-1. Huber, who was eventually replaced in left field by Paul McAnulty, finished 2-for-2.

Huber pinch hits, doesn't start


(5/29/2008) Padres OF Justin Huber did not start Thursday's game against the Nationals after leaving Wednesday's game with back spasms. He did appear as a pinch hitter in the sixth and grounded out in his lone at-bat.

Huber exits early with back spams


(5/29/2008) Padres OF Justin Huber came out of Wednesday's game against the Nationals after the first inning because of back spasms. Huber did not make a plate appearance.

Huber hits first HR off Big Unit


(4/21/2008) Padres OF Justin Huber connected for his first career home run -- a three-run shot off Randy Johnson in the sixth inning -- Sunday at Arizona, finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored. After Huber fell behind 1-2, Johnson delivered a fastball and Huber lined it into the left-field seats. "I didn't want to mess with the slider too much," Huber said. With Johnson on the mound, San Diego manager Bud Black stocked his lineup with righties and switch-hitters. That's why Huber, a rookie who had spent parts of the last three seasons with Kansas City, started in left field instead of Paul McAnulty. "Luck of the draw," Black said.

Royals trade Huber to Padres


(3/26/2008) The Royals traded outfielder-first baseman Justin Huber to San Diego for a player to be named Wednesday. Huber came up through the Mets organization as a catcher, but switched to outfield and first base after being traded to Kansas City in 2004.

Huber returns with triple, RBI


(3/5/2008) Royals UTL Justin Huber (flu) returned to the lineup during Wednesday's spring game against the Giants. He went 2-for-3 with one RBI and his first triple of the spring. He is now hitting .714 (5-for-7) with three RBI in three spring games.

Justin Huber dealing with the flu


(3/3/2008) Royals OF Justin Huber is sick with the flu, according to MLB.com.

Huber to work exclusively in OF


(2/24/2008) The Royals want 1B Justin Huber, on a make-or-break mission this spring with his minor-league options exhausted, to work exclusively in left field this spring, according to the Kansas City Star "Right now," manager Trey Hillman said, "we just want to see the bat and give him one position to worry about. I told him he would be better served in having an opportunity to make this club as a right-handed bat if we put him in left field only."

Huber is out of options


(2/6/2008) The Sports Xchange reports first base remains the biggest question mark among the position players heading into spring training for the Royals. The leading candidates are Ross Gload, Ryan Shealy and Billy Butler, but not necessarily in that order. The wild card in the first base sweepstakes could be Justin Huber, who hit 18 home runs and had a .517 slugging percentage in 77 games with Triple-A Omaha. He won the Texas League batting title with a .343 average in 2005.

Huber gets September call-up


(9/4/2007) The Royals called up 1B Justin Huber, C Paul Phillips and 1B Craig Brazell from the minor leagues Tuesday.

Justin Huber explodes in minors


(6/12/2007) The Sports Xchange reports OF Justin Huber homered and drove in six runs for Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. For the season, he's hitting .268 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 34 games for Omaha.

Huber hitting near Mendoza Line


(5/2/2007) Royals DH/C prospect Justin Huber is hitting near down the Mendoza Line after just one month of ball at Triple-A Omaha. Through 18 games, he sports a .206 average with six runs, two doubles, two homers and 11 RBI.

Huber doing little in Triple-A


(4/11/2007) Royals DH/C prospect Justin Huber has opened the season at Triple-A Omaha with a .231 batting average (3-13) in four games. He also has a run, double and RBI.

Royals cut 1B Huber, SS Blanco


(3/27/2007) Kansas City optioned first baseman Justin Huber and infielder Andres Blanco to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.