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Trevor is gonna have surgery again on his shoulder and will miss a chunk of the season...

Towers: Hoffman could be out two more months

Padres general manager Kevin Towers said Saturday the 35-year-old Hoffman could require a second operation on his pitching shoulder, a setback that probably would sideline him for more than two months.

Towers said the problem isn't career-threatening, but he hoped Hoffman doesn't have to miss the entire season.

Hoffman, who's fifth on the all-time saves list with 352, is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in October. The four-time All-Star hasn't thrown a baseball since the operation.

Towers said if Hoffman's shoulder pain persists this month, he likely would
need more intensive surgery. That could put Hoffman out for the season.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2003/0209/1506480.html
 

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That could put Hoffman out for the season.

It also gives a former Marlin farmhand a shot at the closer's job for a while: Brandon Villafuerte.
 

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while one ex-marlin goes down...another takes over....



there have been too many closers to pass through this system.
 

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He wasn't a closer when he was here- he was mostly a reliever until they gave him a starting job, where he was much more effective. While he doesn't have overpowering stuff, you could tell he knew how to pitch. Last year's stats show that. (1-2, 1.41 ERA in 32 innings)
 

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The marlins have yet to know what having a bad closer is like they always find someone to be a good closer is pretty amazing if you think about it.

I hope Hoffman is able to pitch this year.
 

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