Hoffmann, a drafted hockey player and an undrafted baseball player, hit 22 home runs and a .295/.355/.495 slash last year with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Playing all three outfield positions for Albuquerque in 2011, Hoffmann is primarily a center fielder -- and an athletic oufielder -- as Hoffman stole 14 bases in 2011 and 17 in 2010.
The 27-year-old Hoffmann figures to start the year in Triple-A for the Rockies, but may compete for a fourth outfielder position on the Rockies' 25-man roster. Hoffman is already on the Rockies' 40-man roster.
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