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Chad Huffman | Outfielder | #65

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD

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Chad Huffman recorded his first major league hit since 2010 in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers.
It was a pinch-hit triple that got over the head of the Brewers' left fielder. Huffman then scored on an RBI ground-rule double off the bat of former TCU teammate Matt Carpenter. Huffman, 32, has logged just three plate appearances since joining the Cardinals' active roster last Wednesday. He had 21 plate appearances with the Yankees as a 25-year-old in 2010. Jun 13 - 5:55 PM

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Cardinals purchased the contract of OF Chad Huffman from Triple-A Memphis.

Should Huffman enter a game with the Cardinals, it would be his first major league action since he saw 21 at-bats with the Yankees back in 2010. The veteran outfielder was hitting .292/.407/.508 with four homers and 20 RBI in 43 games at Triple-A Memphis prior to having his contract selected.
Jun 7 - 4:32 PM

Cardinals signed OF/1B Chad Huffman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Huffman, a former Cardinals' farmhand, spent the 2016 season in the Tigers' organization, slashing .286/.387/.505 with 17 homers and 70 RBI at Triple-A Toledo. He will compete for a bench spot on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Tigers signed OF/1B Chad Huffman to a minor league contract.

Huffman last saw big league action when he accumulated 18 at-bats with the Yankees in 2010. He kicked around in the minor league systems of the Indians and Cardinals from 2011-2013 before heading over to the Japan Pacific League for these last two seasons. The 30-year-old's posted nice minor league numbers in the past (career triple-slash of .280/.373/.456), but the odds of him making an impact at the major league level after such a long time away are slim.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Cardinals signed OF/1B Chad Huffman to a minor league contract.

He has not been given an invitation to spring training. Huffman, 27, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and batted .282/.350/.453 with six homers over 67 games for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in 2012.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 08:15:00 AM

Chad Huffman (hamstring) will likely be available to play Friday.

Huffman has been sidelined since Saturday with a strained right hamstring, but went through a full workout Thursday. The 25-year-old is competing for a backup outfield spot, but is likely to start the year in Triple-A.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 12:44:00 PM

Chad Huffman has been sidelined since Saturday due to a strained right hamstring.

Indians skipper Manny Acta told's Jordan Bastian that he expects Huffman to miss "a couple more days." The 25-year-old outfielder batted .274/.353/.410 in 368 at-bats at the Triple-A level last year and could see time in the big leagues in late 2011.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 06:06:00 PM

Indians sent OF Chad Huffman outright to Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians snagged Huffman from the Yankees in September after he was designated for assignment, but he never got a shot in Cleveland and finished the season with a .274/.353/.410 Triple-A batting line.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 06:27:00 PM

Indians claimed outfielder Chad Huffman off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

What's the point of claiming Huffman unless he's going right on to the major league roster? The minor league season is over, and Huffman is a 25-year-old without much in the way of upside. He hit .274/.353/.410 in 368 at-bats in Triple-A this year.
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Yankees designated OF Chad Huffman for assignment.

Huffman spent three weeks with the Yanks in late June and early July but managed just 18 at-bats and tallied only three hits. The 25-year-old may draw some interest from other clubs because of his young age.
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 04:07:00 PM

Yankees optioned OF Chad Huffman to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Huffman received just 18 at-bats in his three weeks with the club, picking up three hits.
Sun, Jul 4, 2010 11:30:00 AM

Chad Huffman, who was recalled after Marcus Thames suffered a hamstring injury, makes his major league debut for the Yankees on Sunday.

Huffman will bat eighth and play right field for the Yankees against the Astros. He was hitting .279/.344/.416 for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before his recall.
Sun, Jun 13, 2010 09:53:00 AM

Yankees recalled OF Chad Huffman from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Huffman was claimed off waivers from the Padres at the start of the regular season. He's the same kind of player as outfielder-DH Marcus Thames, who was placed on the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 12, 2010 06:18:00 PM

Yankees claimed OF Chad Huffman off waivers from the Padres.

Huffman was designated for assignment by the Padres over the weekend. The 24-year-old former second-round pick batted .269/.361/.469 with 20 homers and 68 RBI for Triple-A Portland last season. He's a very patient hitter with good power, but as a right-handed hitter, he projects best as a platoon player in the majors.
Wed, Apr 7, 2010 02:38:00 PM

Padres designated OF Chad Huffman for assignment.

The move was necessary in order to clear a spot for Matt Stairs, who won a job this spring after dropping close to 40 lbs. in the offseason. Huffman, 24, is a fairly talented young prospect and should draw interest from other clubs. He won the 2009 Triple-A Home Run Derby.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 04:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Paul DeJong
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Sam Tuivailala
9Zach Duke