Hoffman celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday by explaining that his elbow injury did not in any way lead to his poor performance.
"I knew that once people got wind of me getting cleaned out, they're going to think along those lines," he said. "This has nothing to do with what happened at the end of the season. I felt great. We were getting through stuff fine. I actually felt nothing when I was throwing. The last thing I want people to think is I was trying to push through it. That wasn't the case."
Okay so he wasn't trying to push through it.
So what have we learned? "Pushing through" something is bad, "working through" something is good. See that wasn't so hard.
Happy B-Day Trevor!