The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)
Reds, Rockies swap three pitchers and an outfielder
DENVER » The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds swapped three pitchers in a four-player trade Wednesday.
The Rockies acquired righthander Robert Stephenson and minor league outfielder Jameson Hannah from the Reds for right-handed pitchers Jeff Hoffman and Case Williams, a minor leaguer.
Stephenson, 27, made 10 relief appearances for the Reds last season and 59 in 2019. In five seasons with the Reds, he was 10-13 with a 5.15 ERA across 104 appearances that included 22 starts.
Hoffman, also 27, went 2-1 with a 9.28 ERA in a careerhigh 16 relief appearances for Colorado in 2020. In five major league seasons with the Rockies, he was 10-16 with a 6.40 ERA in 68 games, including 38 starts. Colorado acquired him from the Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki deal in 2015.