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Dodgers claim Reds lefty Ryan Dennick; designate David Huff

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to keep the transaction wires buzzing in their never-ending searching for pitching depth.

They claimed left-hander Ryan Dennick from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned him to Double-A Tulsa. Meanwhile, they designated David Huff for assignment the day after he started against the Seattle Mariners and allowed three runs in four innings. Huff was out of options, so the Dodgers could not send him to Triple-A Oklahoma City without his consent.

The Dodgers now risk losing Huff to a waiver claim. Huff was 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in spring training.

Dennick, 28, is 27-31 with 18 saves and a 3.88 ERA in 210 minor-league games.

UPDATE: The Dodgers recalled reliever Carlos Frias from Oklahoma City to take Huff's spot on the 25-man roster.