If you would have polled Yankee fans six months ago, most would have thought that a Hoffman would be patrolling the outfield in Yankee stadium – not a Huffman – but baseball works in funny ways.
Back in December, the Yankees traded troublesome right-hander Brian Bruney to the Washington Nationals in exchange for a first-round pick in the Rule V Draft. Bruney pitched his way out of Strasburg-ville and Hoffman was sent back to LaLa Land before the Yankees broke camp. The trade ended up being a wash for everyone – except the Dodgers.
Although he’s not playing at the major league level, versatile outfielder Jamie Hoffman is playing quite well for the Albuquerque Isotopes, posting a .318/.374/.455 line with four homers and nine stolen bases in 63 games. The Dodger outfield is pretty crowded right now, and there are several solid outfielders in Albuquerque, so its doubtful that Hoffman makes it to the majors before September, but the Yankees sure could use a little extra depth right about now.