J.J. Hoover
RP FA
2 weeks ago

Hoover signed a minor-league contract that includes an invite to spring training with the Brewers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

In December, the Diamondbacks declined to tender a contract to Hoover after the right-hander appeared in 52 games for the club in 2017. During those contests, he accumulated a 3.92 ERA with a 47:18 K:BB in 41.1 relief innings. Although Hoover was able to get out of most jams, a higher FIP of 4.75 and 1.77 WHIP could point to a slight regression during this upcoming campaign. Nevertheless, he could be in line for a considerable role in the Brewers' bullpen if he's able to make the team out of spring training.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
2 months ago

The Diamondbacks declined to tender Hoover a 2018 contract, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover will hit the free agency market after spending the 2017 season in Arizona. In 52 outings, he posted a 3.92 ERA and 1.77 WHIP while holding a 54:26 K:BB ratio in 41.1 innings of relief work. The right-hander spent a little time in the minors this past year, but should be able to find a home in a major-league bullpen for the upcoming season.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
4 months ago

Hoover walked the lone batter he faced in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover rejoined the Diamondbacks when rosters expanded Sept. 1, and manager Torey Lovullo has regularly leaned on the right-hander, mainly as a specialist against same-handed hitting. The 30-year-old has already made eight appearances in September, and though he didn't get the job done Sunday, he's still tossed 3.1 scoreless innings over that span. Look for Hoover to continue to see work as part of the bridge to closer Fernando Rodney.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
5 months ago

Hoover was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover rejoins Arizona during the team's first wave of September call-ups after spending the last two weeks in Reno. The right-hander has been a regular sight in the Diamondbacks' bullpen this season, tossing 33.2 innings of relief work while compiling a 4.28 ERA.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
5 months ago

Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Saturday's game, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover tossed 2.2 innings (50 pitches) Saturday and would have been unavailable for a couple days, so the Diamondbacks decided to swap him out for a fresh arm ahead of Sunday's bullpen game. Look for Hoover to return in September and serve in a mop-up role.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
5 months ago

Hoover was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With David Peralta landing on the paternity list, Hoover was summoned back to the big club to offer some bullpen depth. The 30-year-old owns a 4.82 ERA and 2.07 WHIP through 28 major-league innings this season, so he probably won't see anything other than lower-leverage situations. He'll likely head back to the minors once Peralta returns.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
6 months ago

Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander surrendered four runs (three earned) while recording just one out in Tuesday night's contest, leading to an unfortunate ouster from the big league roster. Hoover certainly hasn't put together the most consistent 2017 campaign, racking up an ugly 4.82 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in his first year with the D-Backs, but should have plenty of opportunities to work things out at Triple-A. Rubby De La Rosa was reinstated from the 10-day DL to take his bullpen spot.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
6 months ago

Hoover (1-1) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on three hits and a walk while recording just a single out against the Braves on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He entered a tie game in the seventh and promptly sent things spiraling out of control, although catcher Chris Iannetta's throwing error certainly didn't help. Despite a career-best strikeout rate (by far), Hoover's been anything but an asset in his first season as a member of Arizona's bullpen after washing out of Cincinnati last year, as he now owns an atrocious 2.07 WHIP. If he can't improve on that, and fast, he may ultimately find himself cast off the roster.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
6 months ago

Hoover tossed two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 11-2 win over the Reds. He gave up one hit and no walks and struck out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover made his first appearance since June 22, after a shoulder injury had kept him on the disabled list for a little over three weeks. It was just the second time all season that Hoover was asked to cover multiple innings, but that was likely just a means of limiting the usage of the team's other relievers amid the blowout win. Hoover, who ranks fourth on the team with eight holds to go with a 3.86 ERA over 25.2 frames this season, should primarily work as a sixth- or seventh-inning setup man as part of the bridge to closer Fernando Rodney during the second half.

J.J. Hoover
RP FA
6 months ago

Hoover (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day DL on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Hoover hasn't pitched since June 22 while he's dealt with shoulder inflammation in his throwing arm. He only wound up making two rehab appearances with two of Arizona's affiliates, but appears ready to return to his role in the bullpen after feeling "no-pain" during his latest outing Thursday with Low-A Kane County. The right-hander will take the place of Randall Delgado on the 25-man roster, who is headed to the DL with right elbow inflammation.