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.

23 Responses to Yankees Return Hoffmann To Dodgers Leave a Reply

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

  2. Well technically, they are 2009 Rule 5 players.

    • Guest 5 years ago

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

  3. Pseudonymus Bosch 5 years ago

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

  4. Ray R 5 years 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.

    • They were going to non-tender Bruney anyway.

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Who said LA would want Mitre for Hoffmann?

      • ivdown 5 years 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.

  5. GOwhitesoxNgiants 5 years 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!

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

    • Brian Bruney … not a top talent.

    • andrewyf 5 years 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.

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

    • CosaOne 5 years 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

  6. Guest 5 years 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?

  7. Drew 5 years ago

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

  8. TimotheusATL 5 years ago

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

  9. Guest 5 years ago


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