Dodgers claim Ryan Dennick from Cincinnati and designate David Huff for assignment

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today claimed left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick from the Reds and designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment. Dennick, who is on the 40-man roster, has been optioned to Double-A Tulsa.

Dennick, 28, has gone 27-31 with 18 saves and a 3.88 ERA in 210 career minor league games (26 starts) in seven seasons and saw his first big league action last season with Cincinnati, appearing in eight games. Dennick has made two relief appearances for Triple-A Louisville this year, allowing three runs (two earned) in 2.2 innings, and was selected by Kansas City in the 22nd round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Tennessee Technological University.

Huff had his contract selected from Triple-A Oklahoma City yesterday and made last night's start for the Dodgers against the Mariners, allowing four runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings in a no-decision. He was a non-roster invitee for the Dodgers at Spring Training and went 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in six games (three starts).