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James Allen Hoyt (born September 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Hoyt played college baseball at Palomar College before transferring to the Centenary College of Louisiana. In 2011, he signed with the Yuma Scorpions of the North American League (NABL) after a tryout with the team. Hoyt spent 2012, pitching for three different teams in three different leagues. After the Scorpions folded, he went on to pitch for the Edinburg Roadrunners of the NABL. He then played for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican League. While pitching for Tabasco, Hoyt impressed Atlanta Braves scouts and they signed him to a minor league deal.
Hoyt started his career in the Braves organization with the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2013. He was later promoted to the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League. Hoyt started 2014 back with Mississippi and in June he was promoted to the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League. On January 14, 2015, Hoyt along with Evan Gattis was traded to the Houston Astros for Rio Ruiz, Andrew Thurman, and Mike Foltynewicz.
On August 2, 2016, the Astros promoted Hoyt to the major leagues.
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