Huff signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, the Japan Times reports. He played the 2017 season with the KBO's LG Twins, and will remain in Asia for the foreseeable future.
Huff has signed to play in Korea during the 2017 season, the California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra reports. He has a career 5.17 ERA in 393.1 innings, with 57 of his 120 appearances coming as a starter. Huff will look to get his professional baseball career back on track in Korea.
Huff has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Huff made two starts at the major league level with the Angels and posted an awful 11.81 ERA and 2.81 WHIP over 5.1 total innings pitched before being designated for assignment. He'll stay at the Triple-A level, and could be selected later for organizational depth purposes if needed.
Huff was designated for assignment on Monday, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports. After being called up on June 6, Huff started two games for the Angels, pitching a total of 5.1 innings and allowing 10 runs (seven earned) off 13 hits and two walks. He'll almost surely end up in the minors, where he's struggled in 2016. Huff's ERA and WHIP at the Triple-A level are sitting at 4.58 and 1.44, respectively. Batters are hitting Huff with ease, as his opponent batting average is .308.
Huff (0-2) allowed five runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Indians. Huff gave up two home runs in the first five batters he faced before eventually getting chased from the contest before completing the second inning. He's had tWo brutal starts with the Angels, as he's allowed seven earned runs over 5.1 innings of work to give him an 11.81 ERA. His next start has yet to be determined.
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