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JJ Hoover | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
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
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Brewers signed RHP JJ Hoover to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Hoover was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks on December 1 after posting an uneven 3.92 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and 54/26 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings out of the Arizona bullpen in 2017. He also struggled mightily with the Reds in 2016. This is mostly a depth signing for Milwaukee. Jan 10 - 12:06 PM

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According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, free agent reliever JJ Hoover has multiple offers on the table.

It's unclear at this point which teams are in the running. Hoover was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks on December 1 after posting a 3.92 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and 54/26 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings out of the Arizona bullpen in 2017. The right-hander allowed allowed 29 runs -- 28 earned -- over 18 2/3 innings with the Reds in 2016. He turns 31 years old late next summer.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered RHP JJ Hoover.

The D-Backs decided to let Hoover go rather than give him a raise via arbitration. The 30-year-old put up a 3.92 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and 54/26 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings this past season.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:40:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:46:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:17:00 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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 06:55:00 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.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 12:23:00 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.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 06:23:00 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.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 08:29:00 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.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:07:00 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

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4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Franklin
4Keston Hiura
5Nate Orf
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Mauricio Dubon
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Keon Broxton
3Brett Phillips
4Kyle Wren
RF1Christian Yelich
2Domingo Santana
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PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brandon Woodruff
6Brent Suter
7Yovani Gallardo
8Junior Guerra
9Wade Miley
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PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Boone Logan
7Oliver Drake
8Radhames Liz
9JJ Hoover
10Michael Brady
11Erik Davis
12Ernesto Frieri
13Mike Zagurski
14Hiram Burgos