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Hiroshima Carp interested in Justin Huber

by on Nov.15, 2009 @ 2:52 am, under NPB

The Carp are apparently interested in 27-year-old infielder Justin Huber.  Huber spent most of his 2009 season at AAA with the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins farm club).

With Kenta Kurihara likely moving over to third, Huber would project to be the team's starting first baseman.

Said Kenjiro Nomura, "He's got a compact swing and has power to be in the middle of the line-up.  He might not be the type of player that can do the little things, but you can usually count on him to work on picking things up."

Nomura had a chance to see Huber back in March 2008 during Spring Training when Huber was still with the Royals (I guess just before he was traded to the Padres).

Here are Huber's 2009 stats:

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP BA OBP SLG OPS
121 440 60 120 22 2 22 76 4 3 51 84 9 1 0 6 16 .273 .356 .482 .838

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