Ex-Padres closer Hoffman feels 'blindsided' by treatment from team

Updated: November 15, 2008, 1:02 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com

The last time that Trevor Hoffman was a free agent, there were some doubts among executives with other teams whether he would ever seriously consider leaving the Padres -- a team he had played with for more than a decade. But there is no doubt now that Hoffman's time with San Diego is over, he said Friday afternoon, and he feels like the Padres are not being forthright about how and why he is departing.

"I was blindsided by this, I really was," said Hoffman, who ...

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