Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Welcome to the Blue, David Huff!

What a huge oversight on my part.  Veteran reliever David Huff signed a minor league contract in January, and I failed to do the courtesy of making a fantasy Baseball card for him.  For that, I apologize.

To make up for my obvious indiscretion featured above is said card.  I grabbed a photo taken during Spring Training by Dodger photographer Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2015 and the 1959 Topps Baseball card design. 

To the surprise of just about everyone, Huff was chosen to fill a spot left open due to a Spring injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu.  I found out via a tweet from Dodger broadcaster Alanna Rizzo:
Over the past six years David Huff has bounced up and down between the Majors and Minors.  For the most part he has primarily come out of the bullpen, but has made a handful of spot starts.  The last time was in AAA for the Giants last year, and he started two games for the Yankees the year before that.  I think it's fair to say that tonight's game will be a bullpen game.  Via Mark Saxon at ESPN:
"I'm just going to try to go as long as I can until my body literally hurts, but obviously, injury-free," Huff said.
You gotta love that enthusiasm.

UPDATE: via a Dodger press release, Darwin Barney has been options to AAA to make room for Huff.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned infielder Darwin Barney to Triple-A. Huff, 30, will make his Dodger debut as tonight’s starting pitcher against the Seattle Mariners.

Huff, who will wear No. 54, last pitched on Thursday for Oklahoma City against Round Rock, allowing one run on three hits in 3.0 innings of relief in a 50-pitch appearance. He was a non-roster invitee for the Dodgers at Spring Training and went 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in six games (three starts).
Below are his career statistics, via Baseball-Reference:

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