Outgoing Brewers reliever Trevor Hoffman spoke to MLB.com’s Barry Bloom about an uncertain future on Tuesday and was candid about one team that could make sense — Arizona.
Hoffman wants to close, but conceded his up-and-down 2010 season with the Brewers (or was it down-and-up?) will give many teams pause. But the D-backs might be one club willing to give him a shot because they have a need for relievers and because their new general manager is Kevin Towers, who has lots of history with Hoffman from San Diego.
Hoffman, meanwhile, will “see what’s out there” before making any decisions.
“It’s not a situation where I’m going to pursue it very hard,” he said. “If it’s something that makes sense, if it’s an opportunity for me to close, I’ll look at it. If it’s something that doesn’t make any sense, I’ll probably retire.”
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. It includes some interesting comments from Hoffman’s agent, Rick Thurman, about the elbow injury that hampered him in the first half, and more about the possible fit with the D-backs.