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Dodgers call up David Huff, option Matt West to Triple-A, move Carl Crawford to 60-day DL

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The earliest date Crawford can return to the Dodgers is June 27.

David Huff starts his second stint with the Dodgers on Monday night.
David Huff starts his second stint with the Dodgers on Monday night.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made a bullpen shuffle for a second straight day, calling up David Huff before Monday night's game against the Rockies. The team optioned relief pitcher Matt West back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, one day after he was recalled.

The left-handed Huff made one spot start with the Dodgers this year on April 14, allowing four runs and seven hits in four innings against the Mariners, including two home runs allowed. He was designated for assignment after that start, removing him from the 40-man roster, and after clearing waivers Huff accepted a minor league assignment.

To make room for Huff on the 40-man roster, outfielder Carl Crawford was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Crawford, who last played on April 27, is now ineligible to return to the Dodgers before June 27. He has been working out for a few weeks at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, but has been limited in baseball activities because he still feels tightness in his strained right oblique.

Huff made two starts for OKC after getting sent down, but then missed 15 days on the disabled list in May with an elbow injury. Since his return, Huff has pitched in three games, all in relief for a total of 7⅓ innings, maxing out at three innings and 41 pitches on Friday.

Calling up Huff on Monday doesn't necessarily mean he'll start for the Dodgers in the opener of their split doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Dodgers and Rockies will each add a 26th man to their roster for use on Tuesday only, so the Dodgers could still recall either Joe Wieland or Zach Lee for Tuesday's start.

On the season, Huff is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in Triple-A, with 18 strikeouts and two walks in 23 innings.

West was just recalled by the Dodgers on Sunday, but did not appear in a game.