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.

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