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Trevor Hoffman to decide on Thursday between Dodgers and Brewers

January 7, 2009 |  6:25 pm

The Dodgers will learn Thursday whether Trevor Hoffman will be their closer this year.

Rick Thurman, the agent for Hoffman, said via text message this afternoon that the pitcher "will be making [his] decision tomorrow."

Hoffman, baseball’s all-time saves leader, has what Thurman called "similar" offers from the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Thurman declined to elaborate, but both clubs are believed to have offered one guaranteed year and one option year, at an annual salary above the $4 million offered last fall by the San Diego Padres.

The Padres withdrew that offer in November. Hoffman, 41, earned all but two of his 554 career saves for San Diego.

He grew up in Orange County, the kid brother of former major league infielder and interim Dodgers manager Glenn Hoffman. He lives in northern San Diego County.

-- Bill Shaikin

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