David Huff makes his Yankees debut in Tampa Bay. Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily
David Huff is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers acquired him on May 26, 2013 via waivers after the Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment on May 24, 2013.
He made his Yankees’ debut the same day, but was DFA’d again on the 28th of May, in a move that corresponded with the activation of Joba Chamberlain from the disabled list. This time, Huff cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA Scranton. On August 15, 2013, he was readded to the Yankees’ 40 man roster.
You may not care about his history in pinstripes, but he had a heck of a day today! He came in the game to relieve Yankees’ starter Adam Warren. He pitched well enough to earn the win in tonight’s 4-2 Yankees victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the Bronx. He went 5.0 innings of 1 hit ball, surrendering 4 walks, and striking out 2 Jays.
His performance was highlighted when he flashed some crazy leather, making an incredible play to get Josh Thole out on a sacrifice bunt for the first out in the 8th inning. The best part of the play, he didn’t even have to use his throwing hand. He backhanded the ball using his glove hand!
Check this awesome play out here!
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