Alltime saves leader Trevor Hoffman is talking seriously to a couple teams, notably the Brewers and Dodgers, and could sign in coming days.
The Brewers had been discouraged about Hoffman's willingness to leave his native Southern California, where he pitched for the San Diego Padres from 1993-2008. While that may still be a hurdle, Brewers GM Doug Melvin said talks with Hoffman have been rekindled recently. Hoffman saved 30 games in 34 chances last year, bringing his career total to 554.
Hoffman, who has pitched all but the first 28 games of his Hall of Fame-bound career with the Padres, probably would prefer to stay close to his home base, if all things are equal. He grew up 45 miles south of Los Angeles, in Anaheim where his father Ed frequently sang the National Anthem at Angels' games.