Huff Activated, Sent To Columbus

The Indians announced today that left-handed starting pitcher David Huff was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Huff, 27, went on the DL with a strained right hamstring that occurred on March 29th in Spring Training. Huff was in competition with Jeanmar Gomez and Kevin Slowey for the fifth starter spot prior to the injury, and could have potentially earned a spot in the bullpen as well. In 11 games (10 starts) last season, Huff was 2-6 with a 4.09 ERA, allowing 17 walks, 55 hits, and striking out 36 in 50 2/3 innings. He joins a Columbus rotation that already includes Slowey, Scott Barnes, Zach McAllister, Corey Kluber and Chris Seddon. The Tribe now has two players on the DL in centerfielder Grady Sizemore and starter Carlos Carrasco, both on the 60-day DL.

  • 5KMD

    As long as there are no major injuries to the starting staff, I really like our depth. Using Huff and the gang for major portions of the season wouldn’t be great, but I think all the guys listed above will be fine for occassional spot starts.

    Still need Masterson and Ubaldo to pitch really well for the Tribe to make the playoffs.

  • mgbode

    I like that so far at least we are playing reasonably well, the White Sox are talented-but-flawed(like us) and the Tigers haven’t run away with anything yet (yes, they have had a tougher schedule so far). 

    With the Twins and Royals being as bad as they could be, it makes for a 3way race atop the Central.   If we get the pitching, then I think we can stay in this thing. 

    Better than starting off like the “favorite” Red Sox and Angels for sure.