Yankees DFA Francisco Rondon for David Huff

Who are you? - Jason Miller

Not that Francisco.

The Yankees have just claimed left-hander David Huff off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. To make room for him on the 40-man roster Francisco Rondon has been designated for assignment. This comes off as somewhat of a surprise as the Yankees thought highly enough of Rondon to move him to the rotation after an impressive spring training (1.29 ERA, 7 K in 7 IP), but struggled in the Trenton rotation. He had a 6.99 ERA, 1.624 WHIP in six starts before being sent back to the bullpen.

For those who are wondering, David Huff is a 28-year-old left-hander in his fifth season in the majors. He has a career 5.40 ERA with a 4.88 FIP and a 5.06 K/9. He had a 15.00 ERA in three innings this season. Huff has logged almost 600 innings in the minors and alost 300 innings in the last three seasons. If the Yankees lose the 25-year-old Rondon for a Triple-A pitcher, who is actually not very good against lefties, that would be inexcusable. Even if Rondon amounts to nothing the idea of getting rid of him for the sake of this guy is rather questionable.

Huff will apparently be put on the 25-man roster as well, but the corresponding move is still unknown. He has a 5.20 FIP against lefties, so he won't be much use as a LOOGY. If he pitches as a long reliever it would be at the cost of either Adam Warren or Vidal Nuno.

Fun Fact: Alex Rodriguez once hit Huff in the head with a line drive back in 2010.

In a related move the Yankees have sent Dellin Betances back down to make room for Ivan Nova and Graham Stoneburner was sent back down to Double-A Trenton to make room for Betances. Rondon was the move to get Stoneburner back onto the roster.

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