NEW YORK (Reuters) - All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman will stay at the Milwaukee Brewers next season on a one-year deal, Major League Baseball website mlb.com reported on Monday.
The 41-year-old reliever, who has registered 591 career saves, saved 37 games this season for the Brewers, who posted an 80-82 record.
Hoffman will earn $8 million in 2010 and a 2011 option could pay up to $8.5 million if he hits incentives for games finished, the website said.
Hoffman left his home in San Diego for a one-year, $6 million contract to join Milwaukee in the off-season which ended the right-hander's 16-year association with the Padres.
Despite missing most of April with an oblique strain, Hoffman ranked fifth in the National League in saves, made his seventh All-Star Game appearance and his 1.83 earned run average was second-best in the league among pitchers who worked at least 50 innings.
(Writing by Larry Fine, Editing by Ed Osmond)