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9/12/2013 4:08 P.M. ET

Padres appoint Trevor Hoffman as Upper Level Pitching Coordinator & Special Assistant to GM

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that Trevor Hoffman has been appointed to the role of Upper Level Pitching Coordinator & Special Assistant to the General Manager. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.

In his new role, Hoffman will evaluate and help coordinate all pitchers from the Double-A, Triple-A and Major League levels.

"Trevor will be a key part of finishing the development of our younger pitchers," said Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes. "His expertise, passion and communication skills will undoubtedly impact this critical area for us."

Hoffman had served the last three seasons as Special Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer following his retirement from the playing field in January 2011, following an 18-year Major League career that included parts of 16 seasons with the San Diego Padres, as well as time with the Florida Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers.

With the second-most career saves in Major League Baseball's history (601 in 677 opportunities), Hoffman completed his career with a 61-75 record, 2.87 ERA (347 ER, 1089.1 IP), .211 opponent batting average and 1,133 strikeouts in 1,035 relief appearances. The seven-time All-Star also finished in the top-10 in Cy Young voting and in the top 25 in Most Valuable Player voting on four occasions each.

Over his 16 seasons with San Diego, Hoffman compiled a 54-64 record with 552 saves in 618 opportunities (.893 save percentage), a 2.76 ERA (292 ER, 952.1 IP), a .211 opponent batting average and 1,029 strikeouts in 902 relief appearances.

In 2011, the Padres retired Hoffman's no. 51, an honor bestowed upon only four other Padres (Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Dave Winfield) and Jackie Robinson, whose number was retired in 1997 by Major league Baseball.

A California native, Hoffman has been heavily involved in the local community since first joining the Padres in 1993. He has worked extensively with the National Kidney Foundation and Rady Children's Hospital, while also donating his time and resources to numerous community and military outreach programs.

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