Hoffman throws 18 pitches for Nashville
Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman began what is supposed to be a two-game rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Nashville tonight and allowed one run on two hits — both doubles — in an inning of work at Memphis. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.
Hoffman threw 18 pitches, 10 of them for strikes, in his first game since a March 13 Spring Training outing. He had been sidelined since then by a strained muscle along the right side of his rib cage.