LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Wednesday claimed left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick from the Reds, and optioned him to Double-A Tulsa. To make room on the 40-man roster, David Huff was designated for assignment one day after allowing four runs in four innings in a spot start against the Mariners.
Dennick, 28, was drafted by the Royals in the 22nd round in 2009, and selected by the Reds in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft. The left-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in 2⅔ innings in two games for Triple-A Louisville so far this season, with five strikeouts and no walks. Cincinnati designated Dennick for assignment on Monday.
Dennick made his major league debut for the Reds last September, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 4⅔ innings, with four walks and three strikeouts.
Dennick had all three option years remaining entering 2015, one of which is in use now.
The Dodgers have 10 days to figure out what to do with Huff. If he clears waivers he can be outrighted to Triple-A, but as someone with three years of service time can refuse any outright assignment to the minors.
With Dennick in the minors and Huff now off the roster, the Dodgers still have an open spot on the active roster, likely for a reliever. Though that hasn't yet been announced by the team.