Left-hander David Huff's seven-year stay with the Indians is almost at an end.

Huff is out of options. GM Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona told him Monday that he did not make the big-league club and that they would try to trade him before opening day Tuesday in Toronto.

They gave outfielder Ezequiel Carrera the same news on the same day, but immediately designated him for assignment. Carrera left the club, but Huff is still working out at the team's Goodyear facility, throwing an extended bullpen session Friday. If the Indians can't trade him by the season opener, they must designate him. Once they do, Antonetti has 10 days to find a team that will take Huff. If not, he'll be released or put on waivers.

The Indians have found homes for players in similar situations. They traded Eddie Mujica to San Diego in the spring of 2009. Mujica has turned into a useful big-league reliever. Earlier this spring they didn't try to stop outfielder Ben Francisco from exercising an out clause in his contract. The Yankees quickly signed Francisco and he made their 25-man opening day roster.