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J.J. HOOVER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reds revamp bullpen for series vs Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds revamped their struggling bullpen before the start of a series against Atlanta on Thursday, sending right-handers J.J. Hoover and Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville. Cincinnati called up right-handed reliever Pedro Villarreal and left-hander David Holmberg from Louisville to start the opening game of the series. Holmberg started the second game of a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds fans offer gracious support for Hoover after post-loss apology

Tuesday night's ninth inning in St. Louis was a rough one for Reds reliever J.J. Hoover. Not only did Hoover acknowledge that -- he also took full responsibility for his poor outing, in which he loaded the bases then hit John Jay of the Cardinals with a pitch, sending home the winning run. Hoover's loss was his 10th of the season, setting a team record for that distinction...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ugliest Game of the Year for the Reds

#453764208 / gettyimages.com Michael Johnson The Cincinnati Reds were up 9-5 going into the bottom of the ninth in game one of their doubleheader today in Colorado against the lowly Rockies when disaster struck. Closer Aroldis Chapman started the inning off by walking the bases loaded. He then compounded the agony by walking in the next batter and also walking in a run making the...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of firsts: Pirates position player pitches to Reds reliever

Reds reliever J.J. Hoover made his first MLB career plate appearance in the ninth inning Wednesday against a guy making his MLB pitching debut. Pittsburgh sent outfielder Travis Snider to the mound in the ninth inning with the score 9-3. Snider was able to retire Skip Schumaker and Todd Frazier on groundouts to shortstop and struck out Joey Votto to end his one inning of work but...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

After long delay, Cards fall to Reds 1-0

CINCINNATI -- J.J. Hoover (1-0) pitched out of a threat in the ninth, getting Matt Adams on a called third strike with two runners aboard. The NL Central rivals waited 2 hours, 40 minutes to get started. They wanted to get the game in because heavy rain was forecast for Thursday afternoon when they conclude their series. The Reds promoted it as opening night, complete with pregame...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Hoover: Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper

After browsing some of the spring training box scores and taking into account the overall makeup of the roster for the Cincinnati Reds, I had narrowed it down to two players that could emerge as potential fantasy baseball sleepers in 2014. Outfielder Roger Bernadina and infielder Chris Nelson were those players, and while I still [...]
Via RotoBaller
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: Concerning Rainer Maria Rilke and J.J. Hoover

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. A Note Regarding the Data in This Post 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Spring Training 3. Notable Spring Performance: Cincinnati’s J.J. Hoover A Note Regarding the Data in This Post While, until now, the author has been painstakingly copy-and-pasting the raw data for these conspicuously absurd...
Via Fangraphs
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Tobs Pitcher, Hoover, Debuts with Reds

From the CPL In 2011, the Coastal Plain League featured eight former players that debuted in Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, April 25, the CPL saw its first alum of the 2012 season debut in J.J. Hoover of the Cincinnati Reds. The 6-3, 230-pound Hoover, who played for the Wilson Tobs in 2007, pitched a scoreless sixth inning in relief for the Reds in their 4-2 win over...
Via Summer Ball
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds' Bray sent to DL, J.J. Hoover called up

RHP J.J. Hoover was recalled when LHP Bill Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to April 19, after tweaking the groin injury that set him back in spring training. Bray aggravated the injury in his last appearance, on April 18 in St. Louis. Bray had allowed five hits, including two home runs, and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts in 2...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds trade 3B Francisco to Braves for RHP Hoover

The Cincinnati Reds traded third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves for right-hander J.J. Hoover on Sunday. The 24-year-old Francisco was competing with Todd Frazier to back up Scott Rolen. Francisco was signed by the Reds in 2004 and was out of minor league options. Francisco has played 81 games in the majors. The lefty hitter has a career batting average of .284 with...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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