A mini-setback for Hoffman?
It appears that closer Trevor Hoffman has reached a “plateau” in his recovery from a strained ribcage muscle. Hoffman played catch on Thursday and again on Friday but took a break Saturday.
“Roger [Caplinger, Milwaukee’s head athletic trainer] said it’s not unusual with this type of injury to see some plateauing in the rehab process,” assistant general manager Gord Ash wrote in an e-mail to a club spokesperson. “The plan is to see what develops over the next couple of days before we seek additional testing.”
Hoffman has not pitched since March 13. He has been receiving treatment for a strained right oblique muscle.