J.J. Hoover RP CIN 4 days ago

Hoover won his arbitration case and signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Reds on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 1 week ago

Hoover might be the front-runner to win the Reds' open closer job, but he's not a sure-thing, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Hoover's component stats didn't ...

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 2 months ago

Hoover will be tendered a contract by the Reds on Wednesday.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 5 months ago

Hoover gave up a homer to Elian Herrera in the first game of the Reds' doubleheader loss to the Brewers, giving them an important insurance run.

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J.J. Hoover RP CIN 8 months ago

Hoover pitched a scoreless eighth inning Sunday against the Padres, retiring three batters on nine pitches while protecting a four-run lead.

There wasn't an opportunity for a hold on Sunday, but Hoover is going to pitch more eighth innings now with Jumbo Diaz getting sent down. It'll likely be he and Tony Cingrani (who has been faltering lately) sharing that job.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 8 months ago

Hoover got a vulture-win Sunday against the Nats, giving up a game-tying single in the seventh inning before getting two outs on a line-drive double play.

Unlike Saturday's win, this was hardly earned. Hoover gave up two hard shots, then watched the Reds score six runs in the bottom of the inning. Nonetheless, Hoover has been better this season, but the walk rate looms as a portent of danger.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 8 months ago

Hoover picked up his third win of the season Saturday, pitching a perfect eighth inning.

The vultured wins have given him some value, but despite his 2.25 ERA and 0.95 WHIP, Hoover's 16:11 K:BB ratio in 20 innings is a far cry from his usual rates, and a big correction could be coming.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 10 months ago

Hoover (1-0) went the final two innings in Wednesday's extra-inning affair against the Pirates, striking out one and allowing just one hit to gain the win.

He didn't get called upon 'til extras, but Hoover acquitted himself well nonetheless, which is promising for those hoping to get some holds out of him as the year goes on.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 11 months ago

Hoover still has an outside shot to pitch in high-leverage situations for the Reds this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Hoover still has a live fastball and can miss bats, but gets in trouble when he falls behind in the count. He has already given up two homers this spring after giving up 13 last season.

J.J. Hoover RP CIN 1 year ago

Hoover was called back up by the Reds as part of their September roster expansion.

It's been a miserable season for Hoover, who has lost 10 games in relief this year. With Jonathan Broxton in Milwaukee, Hoover might be forced into a more important role than the Reds would prefer.