Dating back to the offseason and continuing into Spring Training, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a habit of compiling pitching depth. Several pitchers were with the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch on non-roster invites and most have since accepted Minor League assignments; Mike Adams not withstanding.
Included in the group of pitchers who began the 2015 season in the Minors is David Huff. However, the left-hander was quickly needed once the Dodgers were forced to go with a fifth starter in their rotation on April 14.
Huff allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings and walked away with a no-decision in what was a Dodgers’ walk-off win. The left-hander was designated for assignment the following day when the club claimed Ryan Dennick from the Cincinnati Reds.
Huff cleared waivers and was outrighted over the weekend back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, accepting the Minor League assignment, the Dodgers announced. He appeared in six games (three starts) with the Dodgers in Spring Training and allowed two runs in 13.2 innings.
Prior to his spot start, Huff made one relief appearance with the OKC Dodgers, throwing three innings with four strikeouts and allowing one run. As for Dennick, he was designated for assignment April 17, or two days after he was claimed.
Dennick has since cleared waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Tulsa. He appeared in three games with the Reds during Spring Training and allowed two runs in three innings. The 28 year old was designated for assignment and removed from the Reds’ 40-man roster on April 13.
Dennick appeared in eight games with the Reds last season but otherwise spent 2014 with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in Louisville. He’s a career 27-31 with 18 saves and a 3.88 ERA in 210 Minor-League games, including 26 starts.
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