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Hoffman to replace Broxton on NL squad

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman will replace Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton on the National League squad for the All-Star game Tuesday night.

Broxton was set to make his first All-Star appearance, but has an irritated nerve on his right toe and needed a shot. He is 6-0 with a 3.10 ERA and 20 saves, but had given up five runs in his last two appearances. Broxton is expected to attend the festivities in St. Louis.

Hoffman, the all-time saves leader, signed a $6 million, one-year contract with the Brewers after spending most of his career in San Diego. He is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA and has saved 20 of his 22 chances after converting career save No. 574 on Saturday night in a 6-3 win over the Dodgers.

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