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.
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.