ARLINGTON -- The next time the Indians make a move in their rotation, they'll have two primary options to consider at Triple-A Columbus -- right-hander Carlos Carrasco and left-hander David Huff. Manager Manny Acta said there is no "pecking order" involving the two, though he has made it clear that the Indians intend to get Carrasco a meaningful rotation opportunity this season. The Tribe already extended such an opportunity to Huff, and it didn't pan out. "Carrasco is going to get his shot, no matter what," Acta said.
Carrasco entered his start against Toledo on Monday with a 7-3 record and 4.22 ERA in 15 starts. He had struck out 79 and walked 34 in 91 2/3 innings. Huff, who beat out Carrasco for a rotation spot the last week of Spring Training, has made three starts for Columbus since his demotion last month, and he's been impressive. He is 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA, striking out 14 and walking five in 18 2/3 innings. The Indians, seemingly getting younger by the day, could have a rotation vacancy if they find a trade partner for Jake Westbrook.