MILWAUKEE (AP) - All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman has agreed
to a one-year, $8 million contract to return to the Milwaukee Brewers next season.
A person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated
Press that it includes a mutual option for 2011 that could be worth
up to an additional $8.5 million. The person requested anonymity
because the contract had not been formally announced.
That announcement will be made Wednesday. ESPN.com previously
reported an agreement had been reached. Foxsports.com. reported the
The 41-year-old Hoffman converted 37 of 41 save opportunities with a 1.83 ERA. He often said during the season that he wanted to return to Milwaukee.
Hoffman has 591 career saves in 17 seasons. He signed with Milwaukee last offseason after spending 16 years with San Diego.