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Dodgers lose Jamie Hoffmann to Rockies

December 5, 2011 | 12:37 pm

Jamie HoffmannAs expected, there hasn’t been much news coming out of the Dodgers’ camp in the first day of baseball’s winter meetings.

But the team cleared a spot on its previously full 40-man roster by placing minor-league outfielder Jamie Hoffmann on outright waivers, and Hoffmann was claimed by the Colorado Rockies.

This marks the second time the Dodgers have parted ways with the 27-year-old Hoffman, who impressed defensively over 14 games in his first major-league call-up in 2009.

In the off-season that followed, Hoffmann was picked in the Rule V draft by the Washington Nationals and immediately traded to the New York Yankees. Because Rule V players who are dropped from the major-league roster must be offered back to their original clubs, Hoffmann returned to the Dodgers system in March  2010.

Hoffmann played in two major-league games last season for the Dodgers and was 0 for 4. He hit .297 with 22 home runs and 84 runs batted in for triple-A Albuquerque.

— Dylan Hernandez in Dallas


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Photo: Jamie Hoffmann rounds third base after hitting his first major league home run in 2009. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times