ST. PETERSBURG -- The Yankees made a move to add to their pitching staff, claiming David Huff off waivers from the Indians on Saturday.
Huff, 28, made three relief appearances for Cleveland this season, allowing five earned runs in three innings. He opened the year at Triple-A Columbus, where he was 3-1 with a 4.07 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings pitched over nine games (two starts).
Huff's name may be familiar to some avid Yankees fans, who will remember that Huff was struck in the head by an Alex Rodriguez line drive on May 29, 2010, while pitching for the Tribe at Yankee Stadium.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander Francisco Rondon was designated for assignment. A corresponding 25-man roster move will be made when Huff joins the club, and he has 72 hours to do so.