DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson and Minor League outfielder Jameson Hannah from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman and Minor League right-hander Case Williams.
• Stephenson, 27, made 10 relief appearances with the Reds in 2020 posting no record with a 9.90 ERA (10.0 IP, 11 ER), three walks and 13 strikeouts … made 57 relief appearances in 2019 and went 3-2 with a 3.76 ERA (64.2 IP, 27 ER), including a 1.38 ERA (26.0 IP, 4 ER) over his last 24 appearances from July 26 through the end of the season, the best among all National League relievers over that span (min. 26 IP) … in five seasons with the Reds, has gone 10-13 with a 5.15 ERA (208.0 IP, 119 ER), 111 walks and 222 strikeouts across 104 appearances (22 starts) … from 2014-2016 was rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Reds organization … has a career Minor League record of 45-50 with a 3.77 ERA (742.0 IP, 311 ER), 344 walks and 791 strikeouts … was originally selected by Cincinnati in the first round (27th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Alhambra High School in Martinez, Calif. Stephenson Stats
• Hannah, 23, did not appear in a game in 2020 … was acquired by the Reds from the Oakland Athletics on July 31, 2019 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark … in 110 combined games at the High-A level between both organizations in 2019, batted .274 (121-for-442) with 28 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 37 RBI and eight stolen bases … in 133 career Minor League games, the Flower Mound, Texas native has batted .275 (145-for-528) with 32 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 47 RBI and 14 stolen bases … was originally selected by Oakland in the second round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of Dallas Baptist University. Hannah Stats
• Hoffman, 27, went 2-1 with a 9.28 ERA (21.1 IP, 22 ER), nine walks and 20 strikeouts in a career-high 16 relief appearances for the Rockies in 2020 … in five Major League seasons with Colorado has gone 10-16 with a 6.40 ERA (230.2 IP, 164 ER), 107 walks and 197 strikeouts in 68 games (38 starts) … was acquired by Colorado from Toronto along with right-handed pitcher Miguel Castro, right-hander pitcher Jesus Tinoco and shortstop José Reyes in exchange for right-handed pitcher LaTroy Hawkins and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on July 28, 2015 … was originally selected by Toronto in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Hoffman Stats
• Williams, 18, was selected by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft … the Castle Rock, Colo., native was rated as the top right-handed pitcher in Colorado by both Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report. Williams Info
The Rockies currently have 40 players on their 40-man roster.