Giants place Huff on DL, bring up Christian

Aubrey Huff has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the

San Francisco Giants after he sprained his right knee during the

celebration for Matt Cain’s perfect game against Houston.

The Giants made the move before opening an interleague series in

Seattle on Friday. They also purchased the contract of Justin

Christian from Triple-A Fresno and put him in the starting lineup

at designated hitter against the Mariners.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy says Huff did not accompany the team

on its nine-game road trip to Seattle, the Angels and Oakland.

Bochy says he hopes the 15 days will be the right amount of time

for Huff to recover.

Christian was hitting .364 with seven homers and 31 RBIs for

Fresno.