Hoover, who has the longest active scoreless innings streak among Major League relievers at 24 1/3 innings, was spotted by television cameras Tuesday night having his new burly beard groomed in the dugout by second baseman Brandon Phillips.
"I've had the razor go through it a few times, but I've been kind of lazy," Hoover said. "I think Brandon saw the camera on and just wanted to be Brandon."
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