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J.J. HOOVER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Reds Dominate Rockies 10-3

J.J Hoover picked up his first Major League win! The Cincinnati Reds extended their lead in the Central Division to 1.5 games as they put on an offensive show scoring 10 runs. Only 2 Reds position players failed to get a hit and score a run as the Rockies defense continued to struggle, and offered no help, behind starter Jeremy Guthrie. He gave up 6 runs over 5 innings...
Via Redlegs Review
May 26, 2012  |  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

MINOR details 4/13/12: Close finishes and a rainout

Could J.J. Hoover soon find himself in the Reds 'pen? Louisville 4, Columbus 2 -Bats starter Chad Reineke went 4.2 innings allowing seven hits and two runs while fanning two. Travis Webb earned the win after tossing 1.1 scoreless frames of relief. Closer J.J. Hoover slammed the door shut in the ninth to pick up his second save of the season. We could very well see Hoover...
Via Redlegs Review
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves send pitcher Hoover to Reds

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

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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