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J.J. HOOVER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Will the Cincinnati Reds keep Hoover in the minors?

The 2016 Cincinnati Reds pitching staff is struggling, and JJ Hoover has not helped this ongoing crisis. But is Hoover done with the Reds? To answer, Reds fans should reference Frank Smith, a right-handed bullpen pitcher, who played in Cincinnati in the 1950’s. During his six-year stint with the Red Legs, Smith surrendered a then-club record five grand slams. But now, JJ Hoover...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sent JJ Hoover back to minors after rough outing

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds optioned reliever J.J. Hoover to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, a few hours after his latest rough outing set a club record. Hoover gave up five runs, including Javier Baez's grand slam, in the 15th inning of a 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. It was the second grand slam allowed by Hoover this season and his sixth career, a club record. Hoover...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hoover will get chance to fill Reds' closer role

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) J.J. Hoover will get a chance to fill the Cincinnati Reds' closer role, vacated when Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Yankees in the offseason. Manager Bryan Price said that Hoover - who has only five career saves - will get the first chance at holding down the job during spring training. The 28-year-old reliever has been used in the setup role, making him...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Reds' Hoover gets raise in arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) -- Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000. Cincinnati had not gone to salary arbitration...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Players improve to 2-0 in arbitration as J.J. Hoover beats Reds

PHOENIX -- Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year.Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000.A 28-year-old right-hander, Hoover was 8-2 with...
Via Associated Press
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hoover has been vital to Reds bullpen

After an abysmal 2014 campaign, JJ.. Hoover has been outstanding in 2015. Just how good has the right-hander been? Well, as the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote, "he went into Monday's off day 5-0 with a 1.44 ERA. He has an active 13-appearance scoreless streak. He hasn't allowed an earned run since April 21." So after going 1-10 with a 4.88 ERA a season ago, how has Hoover managed...
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 2015  |  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 for a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 20, 2014  |  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

Reds break record slump, beat Cardinals 1-0 in 9th

CINCINNATI (AP) 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.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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