Yankees Return Hoffmann To Dodgers

The Yankees Rule 5 pick Jamie Hoffmann cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers, reports Chad Jennings of The Journal News.  New York essentially acquired Hoffmann for Brian Bruney back in December, and he was was battling with Marcus Thames for the chance to serve as the Yanks' right-handed bench bat.  Neither player has done much in Spring Training so far.

Hoffmann, 25, hit .284/.360/.455 for the Dodgers' Triple A club last year while playing center and right field.


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23 Comments on "Yankees Return Hoffmann To Dodgers"


5 years 5 months ago

Do you have a list of 2010 Rule 5 players who have been returned to their original team?

5 years 5 months ago

Well technically, they are 2009 Rule 5 players.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Jamie Hoffman
Jorge Jimenez
Bobby Casevah
Zech Zinicola
Armando Zerpa
Steve Johnson
Ben Jukich

Pseudonymus Bosch
5 years 5 months ago

This means the Nationals officially acquired Brian Bruney for absolutely nothing.

Ray R
5 years 5 months ago

So we basically gave away a power arm for nothing. I’d have rather given the Dodgers Meat-Tray and stashed Hoffman in AAA.

5 years 5 months ago

They were going to non-tender Bruney anyway.

Zack23
5 years 5 months ago

Who said LA would want Mitre for Hoffmann?

ivdown
5 years 5 months ago

It would be the lack of bullpen help the team has…minus the fact that the bullpen is the team’s biggest non-outfield strength, lol.

GOwhitesoxNgiants
5 years 5 months ago

if the Yankees returned Hoffman to the dodgers, who exactly did they trade Brian Bruney for: No One! So, in the end, it was another waiver claim for the Nats, but, this time, they succeeded in seducing a competitive franchise to surrender their top talents. What a steal!

5 years 5 months ago

Brian Bruney and top talents do not belong together, ever.

5 years 5 months ago

Brian Bruney … not a top talent.

andrewyf
5 years 5 months ago

Bruney was nowhere near the Yankees’ ‘top talents’. He was going to be non-tendered anyway, at which point the Nats could have signed him for the minimum. So another way of looking at it is that the Nationals gave up $1 million and a possibly good Rule V player for Brian Bruney.

5 years 5 months ago

I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not when calling Bruney a “top talent”.

CosaOne
5 years 5 months ago

I hope you are kidding, The Nationals got Bruney (a player that the Yankees originally got off waivers) not Mariano.

You want to talk steals? How about the Yankees getting Swisher for absolute garbage

BentoBox
5 years 5 months ago

and Granderson for a bargain.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Can someone answer this transactions rules question? For example, a player is a 5 year vet and he can be re-signed at a maximum of a 20% pay cut. The team doesn’t want to do this so they try sending him down to see if he’ll accept the demotion. If he doesn’t, then can the two sides work out something other than the 20% pay cut or is that the only option other than letting him go? I.e. Will the MLBPA disallow anything lower than the 20% paycut?

Drew
5 years 5 months ago

What’s the deadline for teams to return Rule 5 picks?

5 years 5 months ago

There is no deadline.

TimotheusATL
5 years 5 months ago

Who pays the $25k return fee? The Yankees or the Nats?

5 years 5 months ago

The Dodgers.

TimotheusATL
5 years 5 months ago

bah, cold-medicine induced brain-fart…I meant to ask who RECEIVES the $25k…thanks Mike

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

whoever paid the 50K gets the 25K back

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Good.