Padres Claim Jarrett Hoffpauir

The Padres claimed Jarrett Hoffpauir off of waivers from the Blue Jays, according to Dan Hayes of the North County Times (on Twitter). To create roster space for their new acquisition, the Padres designated catcher Chris Stewart for assignment.

Hoffpauir, 27, hasn't done much in 53 big league plate appearances, but he has succeeded in the minor leagues. He batted .295/.376/.494 in Triple-A this year, belting 16 homers. Las Vegas is a hitter-friendly environment, but Hoffpauir posted similar numbers in the Cardinals system a year ago when he batted .291/.357/.486.

Hoffpauir has spent most of his minor league career at second base, but he has played third and short, too. The 2004 sixth rounder provides the Padres with organizational depth and the promise of some offense.

GM Jed Hoyer has already made a number of low-risk additions in his first year leading the Padres. He added Jody Gerut, Nick Green, Wily Mo Pena, Josh Barfield, Mark Worrell and Chris Denorfia on minor league deals and claimed Radhames Liz off of waivers.

16 Responses to Padres Claim Jarrett Hoffpauir Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Nice! First Waiver Claim of the 22 team off-season so far!

  2. You know what this means? The Jays have an open roster spot! big moves are coming…

    • dizzle4 5 years ago

      According to Shi Davidi, the move was just made so that they could take Dirk Hayhurst off the 60-day DL. I thought the same as you at first, but it looks like it’s nothing to get excited about!

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        So you’re telling me that you aren’t excited abou the Garfoose’s return?

        • dizzle4 5 years ago

          I’m a Hayhurst fan and all, but I could pretty confidently say that no, I’m not excited right now about a chance to potentially watch Dirk Hayhurst in seven months.

          • iains 5 years ago

            I do wonder what the point of taking the Garfoose off the 60 day. Couldn’t he be left there until spring?

  3. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    I’m a bit disappointed by this. Hoffpauir is young, and wasn’t given much of a chance to prove what he could do.

  4. Tim Valencia 5 years ago

    signaling headley is expendable and available?

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Maybe, but that has nothing to do with Jarrett Haufpauir. He is not exactly a starting 3B.

      • Tim Valencia 5 years ago

        While showing promise in on eday also showing dissapointment the same night, Ludwick being brought back means alot of young OF wont get their chance to contribute. Cunningham Durango TG. Also we complain about not having money for Agon but we need to spend 8 on Ludwick?

        • Beersy 5 years ago

          I can not beleive they are bringing Ludwick back. He did absolutely nothing for the Padres, in fact he hindered them. I wish Hoyer had admitted his mistake and just let Ludwick walk.

          • Tim Valencia 5 years ago

            I might be reading too deep into this but i think its to give him the flexibility to trade Agon. If Agon is shipped out the only legit hitter we have is Ludwick for the middle of the order. Regardless of how terrible he was this year he would sitll be a middle of the order guy. That hurts to say cus i cant stand ludwick.

    • Signaling that there was a cheap player that’s been productive in the minors that hasn’t gotten much of a shot in the Majors that they liked.

  5. damnitsderek 5 years ago

    A waiver wire transaction that involves the Blue Jays, how shocking.

    • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

      Why? I understand your sarcasm, but all teams do this kind of thing.

    • iains 5 years ago

      The surprise is it went the other direction.

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