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Brewers place closer Trevor Hoffman on waivers

The Brewers have place all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman on waivers,'s Ken Rosenthal is reporting.

The Brewers also put Mike Cameron, Jason Kendall, Craig Counsell, Braden Looper, and Felipe Lopez on waivers with Hoffman.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, however, is disinclined to make trades during the August waiver period, believing that he cannot receive adequate returns.

However, Trevor Hoffman, who doesn't have any trade restrictions, could be moved to a team in need of a closer. He is open to playing next year after pitching in 39 games with a 1.89 ERA and 27 saves. Catcher Jason Kendall could draw interest on the market. Teams are looking for veteran catching options and Kendall, who has a good eye for the strike zone, would certainly fit the bill.

Craig Counsell could draw interest from a team like the White Sox. Second base has been a weak point for the White Sox this season and bringing in a veteran like Counsell, who has World Series experience, could pay dividends as they fight for a playoff spot.