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2015 Dodgers review: David Huff

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Signed to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training, David Huff was pitching depth for the Dodgers in 2015 and was with the big league team in two separate stints during the season.

What went right

Huff pitched in the majors for a seventh consecutive season, appearance in three games for the Dodgers, one spot start in April and a pair of relief appearances in June.

The left-hander was effective all year with Triple-A Oklahoma City, putting up a 2.20 ERA in 23 games and 57⅓ innings, with 43 strikeouts against only eight walks. Huff was especially good in relief for OKC, with a 1.25 ERA in 19 games, with 26 strikeouts and four walks in 36 innings.

Eleven of his 19 minor league relief appearances lasted at least two innings.

Huff also pitched for Team USA in the Pan-American Games in July, though he took the loss in the gold medal game, won by Canada in 10 innings.

What went wrong

In his one start with the Dodgers, Huff allowed two home runs in four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, and hit a batter. Huff allowed six runs and 11 hits in his six major league innings in 2015, and in his extremely small sample (30 batters faced), opposing hitters hit .407/.448/.630 against him.

The Dodgers designated Huff for assignment not once but twice during the season, with Huff clearing waivers and accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A each time.

Huff was sidelined with two trips to the disabled list, missing 15 games with an elbow injury in May, and again missing the final week of the Triple-A season in September.

2015 particulars

Age: 30

Stats: 9.00 ERA in 3 games, 1 start for Dodgers; 4 K, 1 BB, 6 IP, -0.2 rWAR, -0.2 fWAR

Salary: unknown

Game of the year

On June 2 against the Rockies in Denver, Huff pitched a scoreless inning of relief, retiring all three batters he faced, including one strikeout.

Roster status

As someone who accepted an outright minor league assignment during the season, Huff had the right to become a free agent in October, which he exercised on Oct. 14.