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Brewers, Hoffman announce 1-year deal

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FILE -- This is a July 16, 2009, file photo showing Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman pitching against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. FILE -- This is a July 16, 2009, file photo showing Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman pitching against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati.

The Brewers have announced an $8 million, one-year contract with career saves leader Trevor Hoffman with a mutual option for 2011.

General manager Doug Melvin says Hoffman is concerned about winning, not about individual numbers, and that the club is thrilled to have him back.

Hoffman signed with the Brewers before the beginning of the year after spending 16 seasons in San Diego. He converted 37 of 41 save chances to give him 591 for his career, and finished the season with a 1.83 ERA, his lowest since 1998.

The veteran right-hander will turn 42 next week.

The option year could be worth up to $8.5 million, depending on how many games Hoffman finishes. It has a $500,000 buyout that would increase to $1 million if he closes 40 games.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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