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Huff likely starter Monday, but Acta not saying

By Sheldon Published: July 16, 2011

  BALTIMORE: Manager Manny Acta revealed today that Fausto Carmona would start the second game of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins in Minnesota. But who will start the opener?

""I'll tell you guys tomorrow,'' Acta said.

But the most likely candidate is Columbus left-hander David Huff, who is 8-3 with a 3.86 earned-run average for the Clippers. His most recent start was Thursday night, so if he pitches on Monday, he will be working with only three days rest.

However, Huff was removed after pitching only three innings and making 63 pitches, probably in anticipation of his big-league start.

He has had several trial with the Tribe but none this year. In parts of two major-league seasons, Huff has compiled a 13-19 record and 5.84 ERA.  If he is summoned from Triple-A on Monday, he will be the first lefty to start a game for Cleveland this season.


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