Yankees appear to be calling up lefty David HuffBy
Via Donnie Collins: It appears the Yankees are calling up left-hander David Huff. The 28-year-old has a 3.84 ERA (2.79 FIP) in 68 innings for Triple-A Scranton this year, and he threw 105 pitches on Sunday. Huff would presumably be available on three days’ rest tomorrow. There has not been any kind of official announcement.
There’s no obvious reason why the Yankees would call up the southpaw, but there could always be an unknown injury on the pitching staff somewhere. I suppose they could also want a second lefty in the bullpen for the upcoming series against the Red Sox. The Bombers would need to make both a 25-man and 40-man roster move to accommodate Huff, though Dellin Betances is an obvious send down candidate. At this point I have to think Luis Cruz and/or Zoilo Almonte is a 60-day DL candidate as well.
It’s probably worth noting that right-hander Brett Marshall is scheduled to start for Triple-A Scranton on Thursday. He’s on the 40-man and would have been the easier move had the Yankees needed something simple like a spot starter or long reliever.