Brewers place Hoffman on DL

A few minutes after Trevor Hoffman told reporters that he was resigned to beginning the season on the disabled list, the Brewers formally made the move.

Hoffman was placed on the 15-day DL Monday, retroactive to March 27, with a strained oblique muscle on the right side of his ribcage. He will miss at least the first four game of the regular season.

“Basically, that’s all that’s left,” Hoffman said of his move to the DL. “You’re talking about not having been off the mound in two weeks and it would be silly to try to rush it [for Opening Day].”

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