Huff optioned out
You might have seen this coming. David Huff has been ousted from the Tribe rotation and optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Who’s going to take Huff’s rotation spot Friday in Cincinnati? The Indians will announce that Tuesday. Obviously. Aaron Laffey and Carlos Carrasco are the two top options at Columbus. Both pitched over the weekend, so both are options for Friday.
Carrasco is 5-3 with a 4.29 ERA in 13 starts for the Clippers. He has struck out 65 and walked 27 in 79 2/3 innings of work. He allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings in a game against Pawtucket that was suspended by rain on Sunday.
Laffey is stretched back out to handle a starter’s workload but has struggled with his control. He’s 0-1 with a 3.98 in four appearances, striking out nine and walking 15 in 20 1/3 innings. He allowed a run on five hits with seven walks and two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Saturday.
Huff was 2-9 with a 6.04 ERA in 13 starts and 1-8 with a 7.20 ERA over his last 11 starts.