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62 Paul Hoover C
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 4/14/1976 | Birthplace: Columbus, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: Kent State | MLB Experience: 9
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Hoover signs with BoSox


(2/2/2011) According to Baseball America, the Red Sox signed C Paul Hoover to a minor-league contract on Tuesday. The 34-year-old went 5 for 22 (.227) with two RBI and six runs scored in nine games for the Phillies last season.

Hoover no longer a Phillie


(10/28/2010) The Phillies announced on Thursday that they have parted ways with C Paul Hoover. Hoover could've been offered arbitration, but Philadelphia chose to clear roster space instead. He hit .227 with two RBI in nine games this past season.

Hoover to join Phillies


(8/31/2010) The Phillies have bought C Paul Hoover's contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, reports MLB.com. Hoover will join the team for Wednesday's series finale against the Dodgers. He hit .278 with two doubles and two RBI in six games with the Phillies earlier this season.

Hoover clears waivers, optioned


(5/26/2010) Phillies catcher Paul Hoover cleared waivers on Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to the team's official website. He has accepted the assignment.

Hoover designated for assignment


(5/24/2010) Phillies C Paul Hoover was designated for assignment on Monday, making room for backup catcher Brian Schneider, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Nationals, who placed Ivan Rodriguez on the DL on Monday, may have an interest in Hoover.

Hoover gets into lineup for a day


(5/20/2010) Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was not in the starting lineup posted for Thursday's afternoon game against the Cubs. He was replaced by backup Paul Hoover.

Ruiz's health moves Hoover to bench


(5/17/2010) Philadelphia C Carlos Ruiz (knee) started on Monday night against the Pirates. Ruiz last played on May 12 in Colorado and had been out with a sprained knee. Ruiz started over Paul Hoover on Monday night.

Hoover makes most of at-bats


(5/15/2010) According to the team's official website, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Saturday that C Carlos Ruiz (knee) might need a few days before he is ready to play on an everyday basis. Ruiz, who sprained a ligament in his right knee Wednesday in Colorado, remained out of the lineup Saturday in Milwaukee, although the Phillies said he remained available in an emergency. Backup Paul Hoover went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored starting in Ruiz's place on Saturday.

Hoover fills in for Ruiz


(5/14/2010) Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was not in the starting lineup posted for Friday's series opener at Milwaukee. He remains day to day. Ruiz was hurt in Wednesday's series finale in Colorado. Backup Paul Hoover replaced him in the lineup.

Hoover starts in second game


(5/12/2010) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that, as expected after Carlos Ruiz injured himself in Game 1, Paul Hoover started behind the plate in Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Rockies on Wednesday.

Hoover replaces ailing Ruiz


(5/12/2010) Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz left Wednesday's game in Colorado, the first of a day/night doubleheader. MLB.com reports that he suffered a leg injury. He was replaced by Paul Hoover.

Hoover shuttled to Philadelphia


(5/9/2010) Philadelphia has placed backup catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day DL with a left Achilles' strain on Sunday, reports the Miami Herald. Schneider was injured Saturday. The Phillies recalled Paul Hoover from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Brown among final Phillies cuts


(4/4/2010) The Phillies finalized their 25-man roster on Sunday and the following players will not go north with the club: C Paul Hoover, 1B Andy Tracy, SS Wilson Valdez, 3B Cody Ransom, OF Dewayne Wise, OF Domonic Brown, RP Brian Rosenberg and RP Ehren Wassermann.

Hoover belts first spring homer


(3/21/2010) Phillies C Paul Hoover homered on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. Hoover got the start and went 1 for 4 with his first spring homer in the second inning against Kevin Millwood. Hoover also struck out three times and is batting .250 on the spring.

Phillies announce spring invites


(1/8/2010) The Phillies invited 20 players to spring training, including top prospects Domonic Brown, an outfielder, and Phillippe Aumont, a pitcher. Also invited were pitchers Brian Rosenberg, Joe Savery, Ryan Vogelsong, Ehren Wassermann and Bill White; catchers John Suomi, Dane K. Sardinha, Paul Hoover, Kevin Nelson and Tuffy Gosewisch; infielders Ozzie Chavez, Freddy Galvis, Cody Ransom, Andy Tracy and Wilson Valdez; and outfielders Tyson Gillies, Chris Duffy and Dewayne Wise.

Phillies sign Wise, 3 others


(11/30/2009) The Phillies signed outfielder Dewayne Wise, infielder Wilson Valdez, infielder Andy Tracy and catcher Paul Hoover to minor league deals.

Phillies outright four to Triple-A


(11/16/2009) Pitchers John Ennis and Tyler Walker, catcher Paul Hoover and infielder Andy Tracy were sent outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the Phillies said Monday.

Hoover sees first action


(9/26/2009) Philadelphia added C Paul Hoover to their roster way back as September opened and he only saw his first at bats on Friday against the Brewers. Hoover went 2 for 3 in the game with two singles.

Phils add Hoover for C depth


(9/3/2009) The Phillies called up catcher Paul Hoover from the minors Wednesday.

Phillies cut 12 from spring training


(3/16/2009) The Phillies sent RHPs Andrew J. Carpenter, Drew Naylor, Blaine Neal and Scott Nestor, LHPs Antonio Bastardo and Sergio Escalona, Cs Tuffy Gosewisch and Paul Hoover, and INFs Mike Cervenak, J.J. Furmaniak, Jorge Velandia and Andy Tracy to their minor-league camp.

Phillies hand out nine spring invites


(1/7/2009) The Phillies invited infield prospect Jason Donald, left-hander Antonio Bastardo, right-hander Yorman Bazardo, outfielders Jason J. Ellison and Jeremy Slayden, and catchers Tuffy Gosewisch and Paul Hoover to spring training. Second baseman Marcus Giles and reliever Gary Majewski were also invited to camp.

Hoover designated for assignment


(9/16/2008) The Marlins designated C Paul Hoover for assignment Tuesday.

Treanor activated; Hoover sent down


(8/6/2008) The Florida Marlins activated catcher Matt Treanor from the disabled list before Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Another catcher, Paul Hoover, was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Treanor, who had been sidelined since July 8 with a strained hip.

Marlins send Hoover back to minors


(8/6/2008) The Marlins activated catcher Matt Treanor (hip) from the 15-day DL and his Class A rehab assignment. Catcher Paul Hoover was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster.

Treanor sent to DL; Baker called up


(7/8/2008) Marlins catcher Matt Treanor was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a strained left hip. He aggravated the injury in Monday night's win against San Diego when he tried to get out of the way of an infield single by Alfredo Amezaga. Treanor was hit on the foot by the ball and was ruled out. He originally sustained the injury during a series at Oakland last month. To take his place on the roster, catcher John Baker was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. Paul Hoover was in the starting lineup at catcher for Tuesday night's game against the Padres.