Justin Patrick Huber ( ; born 1 July 1982) is an Australian / / professional baseball player. A first baseman and outfielder, Huber has played in Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball, and the Australian Baseball League. He has also played for the Australian national baseball team in international competitions.
New York Mets [ edit ]
Beaconhills College and was signed as an international free agent as a catcher by the New York Mets in 2000.
Kansas City Royals [ edit ]
Huber with the Padres in 2008.
Huber was one of the top prospects within the Mets organization when he was traded to the
Kansas City Royals before the 2004 trade deadline for José Bautista. Huber underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee in August, ending his season. [ ] citation needed
This injury ended Huber's catching career, and by the time he made his
major league debut on 21 June, 2005, he was a first baseman. He made his first career appearance in the outfield on 17 September, 2007 against the Chicago White Sox.
San Diego Padres [ edit ]
On 26 March,
2008, Huber was traded to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later. [ He hit his first career ] citation needed home run on 20 April 2008, against Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He became a free agent at the end of the season.
Minnesota Twins [ edit ]
Huber signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins in February
2009 and Huber received a September callup when the rosters expanded. [1 ]
He was released at the end of the season and signed with the
Hiroshima Carp for 40 million yen with 5.5 million in bonuses. [2 ]
On 19 November 2010 while playing for the
Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League he was resigned by the Twins to a minor league contract. After a poor spring, he was released by the Twins to make room for [3 ] Scott Diamond.
He signed with Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for 2011 season.
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