The Phillies have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman from triple-A Lehigh Valley. To make room for Hoffman on the 26-man roster, right-handed pitcher Yunior Marte was optioned to Lehigh Valley following yesterday’s game. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher James McArthur was designated for assignment.
Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.
Hoffman, 30, has gone 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA (7 ER, 9.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts to seven walks across nine appearances for the IronPigs this season. He has seven years of major league experience with the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds from 2016-2022, posting a 15-21 record across 134 games (50 starts) while pitching to a 5.68 ERA (220 ER, 348.1 IP) and 1.58 WHIP with 321 career strikeouts.
The 6-foot-5 Latham, N.Y., native was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (No. 9 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft. Hoffman was signed by the Phillies as a free agent to a minor league contract on March 31, 2023.
Marte, 28, has thrown 5.0 innings across six appearances in three stints with the Phillies this season.
McArthur, 26, was selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the 2018 MLB Draft.
Additionally, yesterday, the Phillies recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Nelson from his rehab assignment with double-A Reading and reinstated him from the 15-day injured list (left hamstring strain). He has been optioned to Reading.