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LaTroy Hawkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (42) / 12/21/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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LaTroy Hawkins enjoyed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his second save in Tuesday's 2-1 victory against the Athletics.
With John Axford back on the 7-day family medical emergency list, Hawkins was called upon to finish out Tuesday's game. He used 14 pitches to get a ground out, a pop-up, and a line out to end the contest. He hadn't saved a game since April 7. Hawkins may not see all of the save chances with Axford out, as Scott Oberg and Tommy Kahnle are candidates as well. Hawkins has a 5.27 ERA and a 14/3 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season. Jul 1 - 1:21 AM

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The Rockies are expected to go with a committee at closer while John Axford is on the family medical emergency list.

Nick Groke of the Denver Post lists LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Oberg and Tommy Kahnle as ninth-inning options for manager Walt Weiss. Hawkins is probably the favorite out of the gate, as he has closer experience and has pitched very well since returning from the disabled list, allowing just one run with a 7/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 30 - 10:27 PM

LaTroy Hawkins worked a scoreless inning with the Rockies down 6-0 in his return from the disabled list Thursday.

It seems awfully unlikely that Hawkins will get the closer's role back, especially with how John Axford has performed, but it'd be nice to see him pitch well from here. He's already announced it will be his last season.
Jun 11 - 11:06 PM

Rockies activated RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran reliever has been on the shelf since April 22 with a right biceps injury. Hawkins had allowed 11 hits and seven earned runs in six innings before landing on the disabled list and will return to a low-leverage role.
Jun 11 - 3:33 PM

LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) is close to being activated from the disabled list.

Hawkins made his fifth rehab appearance on Tuesday with Triple-A Albuquerque and it seems like he should be activated before the end of the week. He's been out since late April with right biceps tendinitis.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 9 - 9:18 PM

LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) allowed one run on two hits over one inning Sunday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hawkins gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning Friday in his first appearance. The results are obviously less than ideal, but the important thing is that he's feeling healthy and should be activated soon. Hawkins will serve in a setup role when he returns.
May 18 - 10:08 PM

LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) threw live batting practice on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's faced hitters since going on the disabled list last month with biceps tendinitis. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow, and at that point, we'll start working out a plan for him," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. The skipper added that Hawkins will be used in a setup role when he returns.
May 12 - 10:49 PM

Rockies placed RHP LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day disabled list due to a biceps injury.

The Rockies are in need of bullpen help and Hawkins has been working through some things lately, so this DL trip may be of the manufactured variety. Still, a biceps injury could help explain why the reliever has allowed seven runs over six innings of work thus far this season. The team recalled Scott Oberg to take Hawkins' place.
Apr 22 - 6:11 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss told LaTroy Hawkins that he would not be closing games for the time being.

Weiss termed it as Hawkins getting "a break" from closing, which strikes as incredibly euphemistic. In the first week of the season, Hawkins blew two saves and allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched. Rafael Betancourt and Adam Ottavino are in position to see the most save chances moving forward, but Ottavino is the one with the higher upside and the one to pick up if available.
Apr 13 - 3:03 PM

LaTroy Hawkins gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning, blowing the save and ultimately helping send the Rockies to a loss against the Cubs on Sunday.

Hawkins was handed a 5-3 lead when he entered with one out in the ninth inning. After a walk, a wild pitch and an RBI single, Hawkins served up a two-run home run to new Cub Dexter Fowler. The Rockies were unable to rally in the bottom of the ninth. The veteran also blew the save in Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Hawkins has saved 36 games over the past two seasons, but he's not a dominant pitcher and in terms of fantasy, he ranks near the bottom of the barrel. Adam Ottavino's time may be coming.
Apr 12 - 8:52 PM

LaTroy Hawkins gave up four singles and two runs in the ninth to blow a save Wednesday against the Brewers.

None of the singles were very well hit, but this is the kind of thing that will occasionally happen to relievers who don't strike anyone out. Hawkins will surely keep his job after this, but of the true closers in Major League Baseball, he's the weakest bet for fantasy purposes. Adam Ottavino is likely next in line in Colorado.
Apr 9 - 12:04 AM

LaTroy Hawkins threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers to earn his first save of the season Tuesday.

Hawkins was called on to protect a three-run lead, and aside from a two-out Khris Davis single he had little trouble doing so. The right-hander struck out one in the outing. Hawkins is no spring chicken at 42, but he's still capable of getting big league hitters out and has little competition for his job at the moment.
Apr 7 - 11:37 PM

LaTroy Hawkins was shelled in one-third of an inning, allowing five runs to the Athletics as the Rockies lost 11-2 on Monday.

The A's scored two runs on a Ben Zobrist double and a Billy Butler single, then added three more on a Brett Lawrie three-run homer. Hawkins has pitched well in four of his six outings this spring, but has been hit hard in the two others. He's entering what will be his final year in baseball, and the mix of his age (42), home ballpark, and vanishing strikeout rate makes him a risky play for fantasy purposes.
Mar 30 - 7:55 PM

LaTroy Hawkins revealed in an interview on MLB Network Friday that the 2015 season will be his final one.

It's no surprise, of course, as Hawkins will turn 42 later this month and 2015 is the final year on his contract. The veteran reliever doesn't miss bats anymore but has remained an effective reliever, this past season posting a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP for the Rockies. He'll enter the 2015 campaign as the team's closer.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Rockies exercised RHP LaTroy Hawkins' $2.25 million option for 2015.

Hawkins fared pretty well as the Rockies' closer in 2014, posting a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while converting 23 of 26 save chances. He should enter the 2015 campaign at the back-end of the bullpen again for the Colorado.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Tyler Chatwood
7Jordan Lyles
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Tommy Kahnle
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Justin Miller
9Christian Bergman
10Christian Friedrich
11Yohan Flande
12Adam Ottavino