Justin Huber

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Justin Huber
Justin Huber.jpg
Huber with the Padres in 2008
First baseman
Born: (1982-07-01) 1 July 1982 (age 36)
Melbourne, Australia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
21 June, 2005, for the Kansas City Royals
NPB: March 26, 2010, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Last appearance
September 11, 2009, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average.224
Home runs2
Runs batted in15
NPB statistics
(through 2010)
Batting average.220
Home runs7
Runs batted in17

Justin Patrick Huber (/ˈhjuːbər/; born 1 July 1982) is an Australian former 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]

Huber attended 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 organisation 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.[citation needed] He hit his first career 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 re-signed by the Twins to a minor league contract.[3] After a poor spring, he was released by the Twins to make room for Scott Diamond.

He signed with Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for 2011 season.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Justin Huber Player file". Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  2. ^ Hiroshima Carp sign Justin Huber and Jeff Fiorentino – Yakyu Baka
  3. ^ Twins add four players to 40-man roster | twinsbaseball.com: News

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