Hoffman Returned by Yankees
Rule 5 draft pick Jamie Hoffman Monday was returned by the Yankees to the Dodgers.
Hoffman, a 25-year-old right-handed hitting outfielder, had a 14-game call-up to the Dodgers last year after starting the season at Double-A. He was the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft by the Nationals for a fee of $50,000 and was immediately traded to the Yankees. He was offered back by the Yankees to the Dodgers, who paid $25,000 to reacquire him. Hoffman figures to play for Triple-A Albuquerque. — Ken Gurnick