After losing him to the Yankees in last year’s Rule 5 draft, the Dodgers have added outfielder Jamie Hoffmann to their 40-man roster this offseason.
Hoffmann was technically selected by the Nationals in last year’s Rule 5, but it was the Yankees pulling the strings and deciding who would be picked. Hoffmann was immediately traded to the Yankees as the player to be named later in the Brian Bruney trade.
With a little bit of power, a little bit of speed and a glove that plays in all three outfield spots, Hoffmann came into camp needing to beat Marcus Thames for a spot on the Yankees roster. Neither had a good spring and the Yankees went with Thames’ experience, which obviously turned out to be a good choice.
Hoffmann, though, had a nice year in Triple-A, and now he’ll get a chance to stick with the Dodgers and fight for a job with them this spring. Hoffmann’s a good guy — soft-spoken, goes about his business — so best of luck to him.