Former Indians left-handed pitcher David Huff was claimed on outright waivers by the New York Yankees Saturday. To make room on the roster, the Yankees designated left-handed pitcher Francisco Rondon for assignment.
The Indians had designated Huff for assignment Thursday following his second stint of the season with the big league club. Huff was the Tribe’s sandwich pick (39th overall selection between the first and second rounds) in the 2006 draft out of UCLA.
Huff appeared in three games with the Indians this season, all in relief. Over that span he was 0-0 with a 15.00 ERA. In his most recent outing Wednesday in the Tribe’s 11-7 loss to Detroit, Huff allowed three runs on four hits in one inning of work.