I'm uncertain if I heard correctly, but the WLW Sports Talk host tonight (perhaps Cutler) just indicated, I think, the Reds had signed Hoffman to a one-year contract.
I'm finding no immediate verification of this. I apologize if I've completely misunderstood what he was saying, in the midst of a college football-related conversation.
And now I'm finding no indication that Hoffman is even a free agent. Let me apologize to everyone for wasting their time, and suggest to the moderators that they nuke this thread.