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Trevor Hoffman


Hoffman set a major league record Saturday, reaching his 11th 30-save season in the San Diego Padres' 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals. The Padres' closer was tied with Lee Smith for most 30-save seasons at 10. Hoffman is 12 saves behind Smith's major league record for career saves (478).


Hoffman was selected to his fifth All-Star team Sunday as one of the four relief pitchers on the National League roster. He is 0-1 with 20 saves and a 1.16 ERA this season.


Hoffman agreed to terms with the Padres for $13.5 million over two years on Wednesday. The 38-year-old closer is ranked second in MLB history with 436 saves. He sits 42 saves behind Lee Smith for the all-time lead.


Hoffman surrendered a two-out triple to the San Francisco Giants' Randy Winn in the ninth inning Monday night, followed by Jack Snow's go-ahead RBI single, in the Padres' 3-2 loss. It snapped Hoffman's consecutive save streak at 38, dating back to April 30.


Hoffman finished off the Houston Astros in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 7-4 victory to notch his 32nd save of the season and 425th of his career. The Padres' veteran closer also moved into sole possession of second place on the major league's all-time saves list. Only Lee Smith ranks higher with 478. In 45 relief appearances in 2005, Hoffman is 1-5 with a 3.59 ERA.


Hoffman picked up his 400th career save in Friday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres' closer joins Lee Smith and John Franco as the only pitchers with at least 400 career saves.

Hoffman posted his 401st save on Saturday and is 8 for 10 in save opportunities on the season.


Hoffman blew a save and took the loss in Monday's Opening Day defeat against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres' veteran closer worked two-thirds of an inning, allowing four runs on four hits, including a two-run walk-off homer by rookie Clint Barmes.

Hoffman should be able to bounce back from Monday's performance. In 55 relief appearances last season, he went 3-3 with a 2.30 ERA and 41 saves, striking out 53 batters and walking just eight in 54.2 innings.