Reds and Rockies Announce Robert Stephenson – Jeff Hoffman Swap

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Robert Stephenson. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/Shutterstock (10345751ab)

The MLB’s offseason trade market is slowly waking up, and we have Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies to thank for that.

The two teams announced on Wednesday that they had made a four-player trade that will see right-hander Jeff Hoffman and 2020’s fourth-round pick Case Williams head to Cincinnati with veteran pitcher Robert Stephenson and minor-league outfielder Jameson Hannah making their way to Colorado.

Hoffman joins the Reds after playing 68 games (38 starts) with the Rockies in the past five years. He has a career 10-16 record with a 6.40 ERA and 197 strikeouts.

Williams played high school baseball at Douglas County HS and went 4-1 with 3.30 ERA in three seasons. He was drafted No.110 overall by the Rockies in this year’s MLB Draft.

Stephenson also has five years of MLB experience but saw slightly more playing time than Hoffman. He has 104 career games (22 starts) in the majors and boosts a 5.15 ERA with 222 strikeouts.

Hannah, on the other hand, is still waiting for his majors debut. He has two years of minors baseball under his belt, playing 133 games and posting a .275 batting average with three home runs and 47 RBIs.