Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
Hoffman will head back to Albuquerque to clear room on the roster for Trevor Story (shoulder), who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. Hoffman pitched very well in his spot start Monday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out seven and walking none. While the outing wasn't enough to keep him in the big-league rotation for now, he'll likely remain one of the next men in line.
Hoffman (2-0) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Monday's win over the Phillies, allowing three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Making his first appearance since he was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this month, Hoffman put together the best outing of his career at the top level. He allowed just three men to reach base and was only breached in the fourth inning, when Tommy Joseph's single knocked in Aaron Altherr. Hoffman also coaxed the Phillies into 10 swinging strikes while racking up an impressive strikeout total for the second straight start. The right-hander currently isn't scheduled to make another start for Colorado, but this stellar outing could very well keep him around for at least one more turn.
Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start Monday's game against the Phillies.
As expected, Hoffman will return to the big leagues in order to fill a rotation spot created by the inclement weather during their past series in Minnesota. His stay may be brief since the other rotation members will be back on schedule following Monday's contest, but he could raise his stock in the eyes of the Rockies' brass with a solid outing Monday night. To make room for him on the major-league roster, Raimel Tapia was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Hoffman is a candidate to make a spot start Monday against the Phillies, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
With German Marquez having his start pushed back to Thursday after a rainout, the Rockies will need to deploy an extra starter for Monday's series opener in Philadelphia to avoid pitching Marquez on short rest. Hoffman seems to be the likely candidate, as he made a spot start against the Dodgers last week, allowing three hits while striking out eight through 5.1 innings en route to his first major-league win. He holds a 3.46 ERA through 39 innings (seven starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Hoffman shined in his first start of the season with the Rockies, fanning eight while allowing three runs in 5.1 innings pitched. However, with no opening in the rotation in the long-term, he'll return to Triple-A for more development. That being said, the pitching prospect seems like a logical candidate to make a spot start down the line given his success in his most recent start. To fill his spot on the big-league roster, Raimel Tapia was recalled from Triple-A.
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