By Jon Weisman
Just for the record, the Dodgers made no transactions Friday. But we’re back in the daily swing of things, or thing of swings.
A day after being called up, reliever Matt West was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, replaced on the roster by swingman David Huff.
Huff’s arrival also means the move of Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list, meaning that we won’t see the Dodger outfielder in a game until the end of June at the earliest. Crawford, who has a .260 on-base percentage and .408 slugging percentage in 50 plate appearances this season, last played for the Dodgers on April 27.
Today’s move doesn’t necessarily mean Huff will be Zack Greinke’s starting-pitcher partner in Tuesday’s doubleheader. For that day, the Dodgers can add a 26th man to their roster — who that will be has yet to be announced.
Huff made his lone appearance for the Dodgers on April 14 against the Mariners, allowing back-to-back homers to Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in a four-run, four-inning start with eight baserunners and two strikeouts.
With Oklahoma City this year, Huff has a 2.35 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 23 innings, allowing 19 hits and walking only two while striking out 18.
The Dodgers also sent 30-year-old minor leaguer P.J. Walters to the Nationals for cash considerations. Pitching five innings with Double-A Tulsa and 23 with Oklahoma City, Walters had a 4.82 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 20 strikeouts. He has a 6.28 ERA in 152 career MLB innings.