DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a valuable organizational player on Monday when outfielder Jamie Hoffmann was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers had waived Hoffmann to create flexibility on their 40-man roster, which had been at capacity.
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Hoffmann, 27, appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers, 14 of them in 2009 and two in 2011, comprising his entire major league resume. Originally an undrafted free agent, he is a .290 hitter in seven minor league seasons, all with the Dodgers, but he has just four hits in 26 career at-bats, one of them a home run, in the majors.
The Dodgers' need to clear a roster spot could signify that they are about to add another free agent with baseball's winter meetings now in full swing.
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.