Yankees appear to be calling up lefty David Huff

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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.

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  • RetroRob

    I think it’s the desire to add a second lefty to the pen. Dellin goes back down.

    • trr

      yup. 2nd lefty.

      • viridiana

        Yeah, second lefty whose career OPS against LH batters is .901.

  • Richard Leo

    i want betances

  • forensic

    The only reason I can think of is as insurance for another 3 inning Hughes gem tomorrow. And, they may not want to risk throwing Marshall on short rest. If something happens to Huff, then who cares?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pretty much what I think.

      Would love for Dellin to get right back out there, though. Wish he would have gotten an inning tonight.

  • Pat D

    Starter on Tuesday?

  • robert

    Warren is the spot starter on Tuesday,Huff is now the long man until then!

    • deedubs

      wait…why the spot starter on tuesday?

  • fat jeter

    Keep Betances up! Shuttling him back down after one opportunity is silly. I can’t imagine that does anything for his confidence. There’s enough dead weight on this team to cut and trim away to make room for Huff.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If I could change anything about last night, I would have sat Claiborne in the ninth and put Dellin right back out there.

  • mike g

    why call up a lefty starter? any starter? two words. phil. hughes.

    he is the best example of how bad things are. freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

  • Eddard

    You’ve got a depleted lineup of Trout, Trumbo and the 7 dwarves. If Hughes can’t go at least 5 today against that lineup then he should be DFA’d, or at least put in the pen to rot like they did with Jobber.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    UGH.

  • Darren

    Now that we’re in the middle of a legit playoff push, don’t we have to really think hard about whether we can start someone in place of Hughes? he’s really not been giving us a chance to win. I guess we have no one out there. Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon, a fanbase turns its lonely eyes to you.

    • deedubs

      erik bedard, josh johnson and dan haren cleared waivers…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      At the same time, I don’t know if mid-August is the time to mix and match until you find that diamond in the rough, if it’s even there.

      I can understand how Chacon happened. Aaron Small still amazes me. I remember when he couldn’t even crack a terrible Marlins bullpen. Were they testing for synthetic vampire blood that season?

  • rose heler

    it is my opinion that betanes is not ready to pitch in the major leagues. he hasn’t pitched much but it seems that when he does pitch, the opposition treats him like he is a batting practice pitcher.

  • Darren

    Aaron Small is the ne plus ultra of lighting in a bottle.
    Josh Johnson is on the DL, I don’t want any part of Erik Bedard, Dan Haren IDK anything about.

    I hear ya RT about this being a weird time to mix and match, but I don’t see us doing anything with Pettitte or CC, so Hughes just seems ripe to throw in the bullpen. Let’s recapture ’09.