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Transmogrifier wrote:Taking a far smaller salary and avoiding free agency, relief ace Trevor Hoffman agreed to contractual terms with the Padres today.
"We're very pleased," said General Manager Kevin Towers, who listed keeping Hoffman as his first priority of the offseason.
Hoffman, 36, is guaranteed $2.5 million in 2004. If he finishes a certain number of games, he can lock in a salary of up to $6 million for 2005.
Hoffman was paid $9 million this year. On the disabled list until September after two shoulder operations, the four-time All-Star came back with eight scoreless outings out of nine.
wrveres wrote:Whats this with Beck going to FLA? Col was the only rumor I heard.
DieHardCubbie wrote:wrveres wrote:Whats this with Beck going to FLA? Col was the only rumor I heard.
Sorry wrveres....I was saying free agent.....
rotoworld wrote:Padres signed RHP Trevor Hoffman to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with an option for 2005.
The deal only contains $500,000 in incentives, so Hoffman took quite the discount to stay in San Diego. The option for 2005 will become guaranteed if the closer reaches certain performance levels. Padres GM Kevin Towers would not be specific, but he said the numbers should be easily attained if Hoffman has a good season.
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