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Contract talks with the Padres soured, however, and the team pulled its offer of $4 million for 2009 with a club option for $4 million in 2010.
San Diego finished last in the NL West, 21 games behind the Dodgers.
Hoffman was 3-6 with a 3.77 ERA in 48 games. He has saved at least 30 games in 13 seasons, another major league record, relying on a wicked changeup.
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