Minnesota Twins Pitcher Opts Out After One Month With Team

Right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been released by the Minnesota Twins, according to reports.

Hoffman had signed a minor league contract with the Twins in February but activated an opt-out clause in his contract when he did not make the Opening Day roster.

Despite performing well in four Grapefruit League relief appearances, the 28-year-old was unable to secure a spot on the Twins' roster.

Hoffman had shown promise in his last three spring outings, striking out six batters and not allowing a hit or a run in four innings. However, it was not enough to earn him a spot on the team, and he will now look for opportunities with other teams.

Last year, Hoffman pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 35 relief games, recording a solid 3.83 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 45 strikeouts across 44.2 innings. Although he had a decent season, it's uncertain whether he will be able to secure a major-league contract or if he will have to settle for a minor-league deal with another team.

In summary, Hoffman's brief stint with the Twins has come to an end, and he will now have to look for a new opportunity in the free-agent market. Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports