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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
Contract: view contract details
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JJ Hoover has elected to become a free agent.
Hoover was outrighted to Triple-A after being designated for assignment last week, but he had the ability to test the open market. That's exactly what he'll do. The 30-year-old put up a 3.92 ERA and 54/26 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings with the Diamondbacks last season. Despite the shaky control, he shouldn't be out of a job for long. Apr 16 - 2:18 PM

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Brewers sent RHP JJ Hoover outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Hoover cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization.
Apr 15 - 8:37 AM

Brewers designated RHP JJ Hoover for assignment.

Hoover allowed three earned runs, including a walk-off two-run homer to Matt Carpenter, in the Brewers' extra-innings loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday. The 30-year-old right-hander sould get a shot in another team's bullpen.
Apr 11 - 9:52 AM

Brewers purchased the contract of RHP JJ Hoover from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 30-year-old hurler is taking the roster spot of Brandon Woodruff who was optioned to Triple-A on Saturday. Hoover will work in middle relief for the Brewers.
Apr 7 - 1:18 PM

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

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

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1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
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3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Saladino
3B1Travis Shaw
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LF1Ryan Braun
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CF1Lorenzo Cain
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7Jacob Barnes
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