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Hoffman cashes in

Posted on: September 27, 2010 11:47 am
 

All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman has been relegated to the background with John Axford's emergence in Milwaukee, but his appearance Sunday, just his third this month, was a big one. It was a $250,000 inning.

Hoffman pitched the ninth inning against Florida, his 35th game finished this season. According to his contract, that threshold kicked in an escalation of his 2011 option, from $7 million to $7.5 million. Obviously the Brewers won't be picking up their end of that mutual option, but the buyout also increased, from $500,000 to $750,000. Not bad for a few minutes' work.

-- David Andriesen

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