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JJ Hoover | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Calhoun (AL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 10 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks recalled RHP JJ Hoover from Triple-A Reno.
Hoover has posted a 4.28 ERA over 38 relief appearances this season in the majors. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Sep 1 - 5:46 PM

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Diamondbacks optioned RHP JJ Hoover to Triple-A Reno.

With Zack Greinke lasting just four innings on Saturday, Hoover threw a season-high 50 pitches over 2 2/3 innings. He wasn't going to be available for a few days anyway, so the Diamondbacks decided to swap him out for a fresh arm (Braden Shipley). The 30-year-old right-hander should be back when rosters expand.
Aug 19 - 11:17 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP JJ Hoover from Triple-A Reno.

Hoover holds a 4.82 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 28 innings this season with the big club. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Aug 14 - 6:55 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP JJ Hoover to Triple-A Reno.

Hoover was lit up for four runs -- three earned -- in a relief appearance Tuesday night against the Braves. The 29-year-old right-hander has registered a disappointing 4.82 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 28 innings this season.
Jul 26 - 1:30 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP JJ Hoover from the 10-day disabled list.

Hoover has missed the last three weeks with a bum shoulder. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jul 16 - 12:23 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP JJ Hoover on the 10-day disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation.

The right-hander hasn't been very effective out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen this season, registering a 4.18 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 36/17 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 innings. He should be back at some point in July.
Jun 23 - 6:23 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP JJ Hoover from Triple-A Reno.

Hoover earned a spot with a fantastic spring that saw him toss 10 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts. He flamed out after beginning last season as the Reds' closer, but Hoover has been an effective reliever in the past and could bounce back in 2017.
Mar 31 - 8:29 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP JJ Hoover to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says Hoover will make $900,000 if in the majors, with an additional $425,000 available in incentives. Hoover began last season as the Reds' closer but finished the year with a 13.50 ERA over 18 appearances. However, on a minor league contract he's a decent bounce-back candidate.
Jan 13 - 11:07 AM

JJ Hoover has elected to become a free agent.

Hoover was pushed off the Reds' 40-man roster in August after surrendering 29 runs -- 28 earned -- in 18 2/3 innings of relief. The 29-year-old right-hander is probably going to be limited to minor league offers this winter.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Reds sent RHP JJ Hoover outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Hoover cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. Cincinnati's Opening Day closer hasn't pitched in the major leagues since late June. He's now off the 40-man roster.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Reds optioned RHP JJ Hoover to Triple-A Louisville.

Hoover has allowed 11 runs over his last three appearances and now owns a 13.50 ERA for the year. Keyvius Sampson will take his place in the Reds' bullpen.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Reds recalled RHP JJ Hoover from Triple-A Louisville.

Hoover began the season as the Reds' closer, but he was demoted to Triple-A last month after posting a brutal 14.34 ERA and 2.34 WHIP over 10 2/3 innings. He had a 3.38 ERA and 13/5 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings during his time in Triple-A and will have to earn his way back into late-inning situations.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Reds optioned RHP JJ Hoover to Triple-A Louisville.

Hoover began the season as the club's closer but was an unmitigated disaster over 10 2/3 innings. He compiled a ghastly 14.34 ERA and 2.34 WHIP while surrendering six home runs. He'll look to turn things around at Triple-A before a potential return later in the season.
Sat, May 7, 2016 03:45:00 PM

JJ Hoover has been removed from the Reds' ninth-inning role.

Reds manager Bryan Price said he's going to use a committee until a steady option emerges. Tony Cingrani and Blake Wood both struggled on Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies and Hoover had a rough outing Tuesday night. Caleb Cotham, acquired from the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade, could be the darkhorse to take over as the Reds' new closer.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Reds skipper Bryan Price said JJ Hoover is unavailable on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Price also said he's still deciding whether to remove Hoover from the club's ninth-inning role. Hoover let up two runs in 2/3 of an inning on Tuesday night and he's sporting a brutal 15.19 ERA in 5 1/3 total innings to open the 2016 season. Tony Cingrani, Blake Wood, or Caleb Cotham could be next in line for save opportunities in Cincinnati. Price might take a committee approach at first.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 10:50:00 AM

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