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Hoffman out with strained muscle

Updated: March 17, 2009, 11:12 PM ET
Associated Press

The Milwaukee Brewers may have to look at some other options at closer with Trevor Hoffman sidelined by a strain on his right side. The Phillies' plan to start Cole Hamels on opening day also is in flux.

Hoffman, baseball's career saves leader, has missed one scheduled appearance this spring. He signed with the Brewers in January after spending most of his career with San Diego.

"We are going to proceed cautiously, as we have done with all these injuries," Brewers manager Ken Macha ...

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