Hoffman could pitch as early as Tuesday

Trevor Hoffman told me that Wednesday’s bullpen session went well, and said he expects to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment as early as Tuesday, when Triple-A Nashville begins a series in Memphis.

“Whenever they’re in Memphis, I’ll be there,” Hoffman said. 

First he’ll have to throw another bullpen session on Saturday in New York. Whether the next step is in Memphis or in Philadelphia, where Hoffman could throw a simulated game before the start of the Brewers-Phillies series, is to be determined, according to manager Ken Macha.

The good news Wednesday was that Hoffman got through his work without any setbacks.

“It’s good to be back on the slope,” Hoffman said. “I didn’t throw as many strikes as I would have liked, but I think the key was to come out of it pain-free.”

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