The Indians claimed Chad Huffman off of waivers from the Yankees and optioned him to Triple A, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch (on Twitter). The Yankees, who claimed Huffman from the Padres in April, designated him for assignment earlier in the week.
Huffman, a 25-year-old outfielder, struggled through 21 plate appearances for the Yankees back in June and July, but hit 274/.353/.410 at Triple A this year. It was the first time in his five-year minor league career that he posted an OPS under .800. The 2006 second-rounder made the Pacific Coast League All-Star team a year ago and won the league's Home Run Derby.
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Good for the kid. Hopefully he’ll get more playing time with the Tribe.
Even though he wasn’t up with the Yanks for too long, I liked what I saw from him. He also he a nice year at Scranton Wilkes Barre. Low risk/High Reward guy. Maybe he’ll blossom into the player the Padres thought they were going to see.
I like this for the Indians. Here’s another thing you might not know-the Padres really didn’t want to lose him back when the Yankees claimed him. Cleveland can try to trade him back to San Diego for something else if they decide they don’t want to keep him.
I think he can contend for a roster spot this coming year, don’t think he would have any chance of starting with sizemore, choo, brantley, crowe, plus others ahead of him, but he could challenge jordan brown for example for a spot.
i know him