Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Other Piece of Keppinger Trade Still on Target
With Henry Sosa's rights sold to the Kia Tigers of South Korea, the other piece of last year's Jeff Keppinger trade is still providing increasing returns on the transaction. Jason Stoffel struggled with Corpus Christi after coming over from the San Francisco organization last summer. However, the right-handed reliever has been solid out of the Hooks' bullpen in 2012. Hooks' manager Keith Bodie has called on Stoffel 16 times so far this spring, and Stoffel has responded with 19 1/3 IP and a 1.40 ERA. He has allowed six walks and 11 hits while striking out 19 and recording 5 saves.