Manager David Bell said Tuesday that Hoffman (shoulder) could go on a rehab assignment later this month, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bell was far from specific in updating the right-hander's return timeline, but it appears evident that he's a ways out from going on a rehab assignment. Given that he'll likely need to make multiple rehab outings when that time comes, a mid-to-late-June return to the Reds seems like the absolute best-case scenario at this point.
Hoffman was diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement Thursday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Hoffman was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, but his shoulder injury won't require surgery. The right-hander is heading back to Cincinnati to be further examined, and a better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once his visit with the medical staff is complete.
Hoffman (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Hoffman left his start Wednesday against the Nationals with right shoulder soreness, and the issue is evidently serious enough to cause him to miss at least one start. His expected return date is not yet clear. The righty is pitcher better than usual this season after finally escaping Coors Field, but his 4.61 ERA and 1.59 WHIP are still not particularly impressive. Cionel Perez was called up in a corresponding move.
Hoffman exited Wednesday's start against the Nationals with right shoulder soreness, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 28-year-old struggled with his command Wednesday and issued five walks before being lifted with the injury after 1.1 innings. Hoffman's availability for his next turn through the rotation is in question due to the injury.
Hoffman was removed from Wednesday's start against the Nationals with an apparent injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 28-year-old threw only 20 of 46 pitches for strikes while walking five batters over 1.1 innings before exiting with the athletic trainer. It's unclear if the unspecified injury will affect Hoffman's next turn through the rotation.
Hoffman (3-3) earned the win Friday against the Brewers after tossing five innings of one-run ball, giving up two hits and four walks while fanning seven.
Hoffman lasted at least five innings for the first time since April 22 while recording his first win since April 16. The right-hander has posted a 6.13 ERA this month, which is a marked increase on the 3.33 ERA he had in five April appearances.
Hoffman allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in four innings versus Colorado on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
The 28-year-old got through three innings with little trouble, but Colorado struck for five runs in the fourth. Hoffman didn't help his cause much, as his throwing error led to a run. The right-hander has gone five starts without a win, and he's failed to reach the fifth inning in his last four outings. He has a 4.67 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 32:18 K:BB across 34.2 innings. He lines up to face Milwaukee in next weekend's series.
Hoffman (2-3) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over four innings as the Reds were downed 7-2 by the Pirates. He struck out four.
For the third straight start, Hoffman failed to get past four innings. He tossed 46 of his 75 pitches for strikes. The right-hander will take a 4.70 ERA and 27:15 K:BB through 30.2 innings into his next outing.
Hoffman (2-2) took the loss in Tuesday's 9-0 mauling at the hands of the White Sox, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander needed 63 pitches (36 strikes) to record only seven outs in his shortest start of the season. After promising returns in his first four outings, he's struggled through the last two, giving up a combined seven runs on six hits (including two homers) and six walks in 6.1 innings. Hoffman will carry a 4.39 ERA and 23:13 K:BB through 26.2 innings into his next outing.
Hoffman allowed three earned runs on one hit and five walks while striking out three across four innings Tuesday against the Dodgers. He did not factor into the decision.
Hoffman threw only 38 of his 73 pitches for strikes and walked multiple batters in both the first and fourth innings. He managed to hold the Dodgers scoreless through three innings, but he led off his final frame with two walks and then surrendered a home run to Will Smith. Through 24.1 innings on the campaign, Hoffman has maintained a solid 3.33 ERA but only a 19:12 K:BB. He's projected to draw the White Sox on Monday for his next turn through the rotation.
Hoffman was charged with two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
This one ended up a 14-11 Diamondbacks win in 10 innings, but the starters were effective through the first half of the game, with Hoffman getting the better of Taylor Widener. Hoffman was largely able to overcome the shaky defense behind him, in the process lowering his ERA to 2.66 through 20.1 innings with the Reds. He threw 88 pitches in this game after reaching 91 in his previous start. Hoffman has allowed just two homers on the year even with three of his four starts coming at home in Cincinnati. Up next is a tough road test against the Dodgers.
Hoffman (2-1) picked up the win in Friday's 10-3 rout over Cleveland, allowing one run on seven hits and three walks over six innings while striking out four.
The right-hander found out earlier this week he would remain in the rotation after the return of Sonny Gray, and Hoffman celebrated with his first quality start of the season, tossing 58 of 91 pitches for strikes. He'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Thursday, at home against the Diamondbacks.
The Reds officially moved Jose De Leon to the bullpen Wednesday, which means that Hoffman will remain in the rotation, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Neither Hoffman nor De Leon pitched well over the weekend against the Diamondbacks, but the presumed favorite prior to the weekend was Hoffman. The decision was necessitated by the return of Sonny Gray from the IL. Hoffman could have some security in the role with Michael Lorenzen being placed on the 60-day DL, but it's still also possible that Tejay Antone, who threw 60 pitches in his last relief outing, could ultimately start.
Hoffman (1-1) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
After inducing 13 swinging strikes on 77 pitches in a win over the Cardinals in his Reds debut, Hoffman managed just seven swinging strikes on 82 pitches Saturday. Two of the three runs charged to Hoffman crossed the plate after he exited the game, but the right-hander had issues with command during his time on the mound, as evidenced by the fact he had more walks than strikeouts. If Jose De Leon has a better outing Sunday, Cincinnati could opt to keep De Leon in the rotation over Hoffman with Sonny Gray (back) due to return next week.
Hoffman (1-0) allowed one run on three hits over five innings in a win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.
Hoffman, who had a 9.28 ERA in 16 appearances out of the Rockies' bullpen last season, turned in a gem in his first start in a Reds uniform. He filled up the strike zone and was effective before running into a bit of trouble in his final frame. The right-hander was lifted after 77 pitches and manager David Bell will likely continue to have a short hook when Hoffman is on the mound given the 28-year-old's career third-time-through-the-order numbers. Up next is a road start in Arizona.
Hoffman is expected to open the season as the Reds' fourth starter, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Hoffman probably won't make many turns in the rotation, as it took injuries to Sonny Gray (back), Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) and Tejay Antone (hip) for him to earn a starting role. He's an interesting streaming candidate in the first week of the season, as he'll face the Pirates in his first start, but he's tough to roster in most leagues. His 6.40 ERA in 230.2 career major-league innings is poor even when accounting for the fact that he called Coors Field home.
Hoffman pitched five innings in Tuesday's start against the Padres, allowing three runs (all in the first inning) while retiring 12 of his last 13 batters, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Nightengale suggests that Hoffman has a good chance of winning a spot in the Reds' rotation to begin the season, as he's apparently ahead of teammate Jose De Leon. The Reds like what Tejay Antone can do out of the bullpen, and Sonny Gray is likely to begin the season on the IL, so there are spots to be won.
Hoffman is out of options heading into the 2021 season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. He is competing for a roster spot, nominally as a starter but potentially as a reliever, after arriving from Colorado in a trade for Robert Stephenson in November.
As Rosecrans reports, Hoffman is the type of pitcher that the Reds like to target, with his fastball spin (83rd percentile) and curve spin (55th percentile) above average. That hasn't yet translated to good results, but the change of scenery could help.
Hoffman was traded from the Rockies to the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for Robert Stephenson and Jameson Hannah, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Hoffman spent the first five seasons of his career with the Rockies, but he was never able to generate much major-league production. The right-hander transitioned to a bullpen role in 2020, but he continued to struggle, posting a 9.28 ERA and 1.92 WHIP over 21.1 innings. It's unclear whether he'll remain a reliever with his new club or whether he'll move back to the rotation.
Hoffman earned the save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks after walking one and striking out one in one-third of an inning.
The Rockies entered the ninth with a five-run lead, but neither Tyler Kinley nor Jairo Diaz got the job done so manager Bud Black called Jeff Hoffman to shut the door on the Diamondbacks. With two outs and two runners on, Hoffman walked Eduardo Escobar and struck out Nick Ahmed to earn his first save of the season. Hoffman should gain confidence following this outing, as he had allowed runs in three of his previous four appearances out of the bullpen, though Daniel Bard still looks like the primary closer.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/27||@ WAS||L 3-5||1||1.1||2||2||5||0|
|05/21||vs MIL||W 9-4||1||5.0||2||1||4||7|
|05/16||@ COL||W 7-6||4.0||4||2||3||5|
|05/11||@ PIT||L 2-7||1||4.0||4||3||2||4|
|05/04||vs CHW||L 0-9||1||2.1||5||4||1||4|
|05/01||vs CHC||L 2-3||0||0||0|
|04/27||@ LAD||W 6-5||4.0||1||3||5||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||56.0||11||11||0||3||3||0||38||15||59||3.21||1.321|
|2015||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||36.1||7||7||0||2||2||0||29||10||27||3.24||1.025|
|2015||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||11.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||8||2||9||1.61||0.982|