Hoffman Makes Strong First Impression

Jeff Hoffman (Photo by Carl Kline)

Jeff Hoffman (Photo by Carl Kline)

DENVER—Righthander Jeff Hoffman is in his first big league camp as a non-roster invitee, giving manager Walt Weiss and his coaches their initial look at the centerpiece acquisition in the July trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays.

“I think the first thing that stands out is his body," player development director Zach Wilson said of Hoffman, 23, who is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds. “It's a big league pitcher's body. There's strength to it but still athleticism and balance.

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