Kinston (N.C.) Free Press writer David Hall delivers on Indians lefthander David Huff’s injury, and righthander Adam Miller speaks about his finger injury at Triple-A Buffalo.
“Lefthander David Huff, the Cleveland Indiansâ€™ top draft pick in 2006, is out indefinitely with soreness in his throwing elbow, Kinston Indians manager Mike Sarbaugh said Saturday.
Huff, who was named to the Carolina League All-Star team this week, will fly to Cleveland and have an MRI done on the elbow on Monday. How long he will be out will be dictated by the result of the MRI, Sarbaugh said.
â€œIf everything checks out, heâ€™ll get back into his regular routine,â€ Sarbaugh said. â€œThereâ€™s no set date on anything right now. Weâ€™re just going to wait and see what the medical update is.â€
Huff said the pain, which came on gradually, is the result of his arm being â€œa little tired,â€ adding that the MRI will be done to pinpoint the exact source of the soreness. Huff, who has missed one start with the injury, said the soreness is on the back of his elbow. The UCLA product said he had an arm injury during the fall of his junior year of college but came back throwing harder.
Asked if he was worried about the injury, Huff was quick to respond.
â€œNo, no. Not at all,â€ said Huff, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday, retroactive to June 6.
â€œIâ€™m not really too disappointed or too down about this. Iâ€™m just going to work hard to get back into the swing of things and come back even stronger.â€
Huff, the 39th overall pick in last yearâ€™s draft, has not pitched since May 31. He is 4-2 and is fifth in the league with a 2.72 ERA. He has struck out 46 and walked 15 in 59 2/3 innings, and opponents are hitting .251 against him.
Huff said he doesnâ€™t know how the injury will affect his availability for the California/Carolina League All-Star Game, which is scheduled for June 19 in Stockton, Calif. Huff lives a moderate drive away from Stockton in Huntington Beach, Calif., and heâ€™s expecting to catch up with family and friends at the game.
â€œHopefully,â€ he said, â€œIâ€™ll make it out there and see everybody.â€
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