Yankees claim left-handed pitcher David Huff off waivers from the Cleveland Indians

05/25/2013 3:40 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Yankees claimed left-handed pitcher David Huff off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.(AP)
The New York Yankees made another move to bolster their pitching staff on Saturday, claiming LHP David Huff off waivers from Cleveland.

Huff, 28, was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Thursday. The southpaw began this season at Triple-A Columbus, going 3-1 with a 4.07 ERA in nine games (two starts) for the Clippers, and he made three appearances for the Indians after being called up earlier this month, allowing five runs in three innings pitched.

Originally selected by Cleveland with the No. 39 pick in the 2006 Draft, Huff made his Major League debut in 2009 and has made 58 Major League appearances (52 starts) for the Indians over the last five seasons, going 18-26 with a 5.40 ERA in 288.1 innings pitched.

Huff has 72 hours to join the Yankees, and the team does not have to make a corresponding move on the 25-man roster until he reports. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated LHP Francisco Rondon, who was 2-3 with a 7.46 ERA in 12 games (six starts) at Double-A Trenton, for assignment.

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