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LaTroy Hawkins | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (43) / 12/21/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1991 / Rd. 7 (0) / MIN
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With Roberto Osuna getting the day off, LaTroy Hawkins picked up a save against his original team Wednesday, pitching a scoreless ninth versus the Twins.
Hawkins was picked over Brett Cecil, who pitched the seventh, and Mark Lowe, who worked the eighth. He gave up two hits, while the other two through perfect innings. It's anyone's guess whether he'll get more saves, but the Jays do figure to be as careful with Osuna as they can from here on in. Wed, Aug 5, 2015 11:56:00 PM

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Blue Jays acquired RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzki deal.

Hawkins, 42, has posted a 3.63 ERA and 20/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this season and should operate in middle relief for Toronto. He'll now join his 11th team and will pitch for a contender as he finishes out his career.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:07:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:21:00 AM

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
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:27:00 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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:06:00 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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 03:33:00 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
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 09:18:00 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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:08:00 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.
Tue, May 12, 2015 10:49:00 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.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 06:11:00 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.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 03:03:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 08:52:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 12:04:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 11:37:00 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.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:55:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Dan Barnes
10Ryan Tepera