Yankees activate Joba Chamberlain; designate David Huff for assignment

Yankees outright Francisco Rondon to Triple-A
Michael Pineda shut down with cracked fingernail

The Yankees have activated Joba Chamberlain off the DL, Joe Girardi announced. David Huff has been designated for assignment to clear a 25-man roster spot, and as an added bonus the Yankees now have two open 40-man spots.

Joba, 27, has been sidelined for one month and one day with an oblique strain. He made a handful of Extended Spring Training relief appearances and is apparently good to go. Huff, 28, appeared in one game for the Yankees after being claimed off waivers from the Indians over the weekend. There’s a decent change he’ll clear waivers and remain in the organization as a non-40-man roster player.

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  • Dalek Jeter

    Oh Huffy we hardly knew ye.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Huff got to serve as a warm body, Rondon remains with the organization, and we get an open 40-man slot.

      Goddamnit, Plouffy, I think this organization might actually have a clue as to what it’s doing.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Lies. Lies and deceit.

      • trr

        they do, things just don’t always go according to plan, just like the rest of us…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    I think because he was already outrighted before, Huff can choose free agency if he clears waivers.

    Not that I’m in any way worried about losing David Huff.

    • Laz

      But if nobody claims him is there really incentive?

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Maybe he’d think he’d have more of a shot of getting back to the majors in another org.

  • trr

    2 open 40 man spots…an embarassment of riches…