Former ECU pitcher Hoffman traded to Rockies

Former East Carolina University pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Colorado Rockies.

Hoffman was part of the trade that sent five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays in exchange for Jose Reyes, and minor leaguers Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco.

The former ECU Pirate has appeared in 13 games this year in Class A and AA ball. He has a 1.54 ERA in two starts with AA New Hampshire.

Hoffman is now listed on the New Britain Rock Cats roster. The Cats are the Rockies AA affiliate.