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Jim Hoey | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jim Hoey has retired from baseball.
Hoey was hoping to make a comeback in 2014 after spending the majority of the 2013 season in independent ball, but he did not attract any offers. The 31-year-old right-hander will hang up his cleats with a 7.02 ERA and 1.847 WHIP in 61 career major league appearances. He last appeared in the bigs in 2011 with the Twins. Feb 17 - 11:53 AM

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Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that Jim Hoey will attempt a return to the majors in 2014.

Hoey spent most of this past season in independent ball and was clocked in the mid-90s on the radar gun. The soon-to-be 31-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011. He'll only require a minor league deal.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:58:00 PM

The Brewers released RHP Jim Hoey.

Hoey, 30, was signed in December but had allowed 11 runs in just 3 1/3 innings at Triple-A Nashville. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2011.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Brewers signed RHP Jim Hoey to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old right-hander compiled a 5.47 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 14/13 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings in his last big league exposure with the Twins in 2011. He'll compete for a middle relief role in the Brewers bullpen.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Jim Hoey has elected to become a free agent.

Hoey refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. He will hope for a shot with another organization.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Jim Hoey off waivers from the Twins.

Hoey yielded 20 runs in 24 2/3 innings for the Twins this past season, striking out only 14 batters while issuing 13 walks. He'll act as relief depth for the Jays.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 01:46:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP James Hoey from Triple-A Rochester.

Hoey has a 7.71 ERA and 9/8 K/BB ratio over 14 innings with the big club this season, though his numbers are skewed by a couple disaster outings. The 28-year-old right-hander throws hard, but continues to have command issues.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 11:48:00 AM

Twins optioned RHP James Hoey to Triple-A Rochester.

Hoey has allowed 17 hits and 22 runs in 14 innings this season for the big league Twins. He will continue to function as organizational relief depth.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP James Hoey from Triple-A Rochester.

Hoey, who was acquired from the Orioles in the J.J. Hardy trade, has struck out eight over five scoreless innings of relief since being demoted by the Twins earlier this month. He has a 9.72 ERA over 10 appearances with the big club this season. The Twins are hurting for bullpen help, so he could pitch his way into a significant role.
Thu, May 26, 2011 03:00:00 PM

The Twins will likely call up James Hoey to replace the injured Kevin Slowey (abdominal strain) on the active roster.

Hoey was sent down to the minors earlier this month after posting a 9.72 ERA over 10 appearances with the big club. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 1.54 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Wed, May 25, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP James Hoey to Triple-A Rochester.

The power reliever had a chance to claim a late-inning role when he was recalled in mid-April, but he didn't take advantage of the opportunity amidst a scuffling Twins bullpen. Hoey, acquired in the J.J. Hardy deal over the winter, posted a 9.72 ERA in 10 appearances with the Twins. The 28-year-old will return to a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 8/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings that he posted at Triple-A. He'll be back later this season.
Sun, May 15, 2011 05:32:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP James Hoey from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll replace Jeff Manship on the roster. Hoey, acquired in the J.J. Hardy deal over the winter, has a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 8/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings at Triple-A. The 28-year-old posted a 3.25 ERA and 70/34 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk last season. He's a power reliever who has gotten his career back on track after missing the entire 2008 season following shoulder surgery. Hoey will pitch out of middle relief for the Twins.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 05:12:00 PM

Jim Hoey is expected to be promoted by the Twins soon.

He'll either replace Jeff Manship or Alex Burnett on the roster. Hoey, who was acquired in the J.J. Hardy deal over the offseason, has a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 8/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings at Triple-A. He could be used in a setup role with Joe Nathan moving to less pressurized innings.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 11:41:00 AM

Twins acquired RHPs James Hoey and Brett Jacobson from the Orioles for SS J.J. Hardy, INF Brendan Harris and cash considerations.

Hoey, who turns 28 later this month, posted a 3.25 ERA and 70/34 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He is a power reliever, but is just getting his career back on track after missing the entire 2008 season following shoulder surgery.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 12:14:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP James Hoey from Triple-A Norfolk.

Interesting. Hoey, who turns 28 in December, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2007. Since missing the entire 2008 season recovering from shoulder surgery, he posted a 4.50 ERA in 36 relief appearances with Double-A Bowie in 2009 and a 3.25 ERA in 42 appearances between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk this past season. He averaged 12.0 K/9 this season, but his command continues to be a major issue.
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 09:36:00 AM

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