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LaTroy Hawkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/21/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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LaTroy Hawkins recorded his fourth save with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Padres.
Rex Brothers has been wild in the early going and Hawkins has yet to experience a misstep, so it doesn't look like the Rockies' closer gig will change hands anytime soon. Hawkins thus far has allowed three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings of work. Apr 17 - 9:59 PM

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LaTroy Hawkins earned his third save of the season Tuesday in the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Padres.

So far, so good for Colorado's 41-year-old offseason import. Since allowing a run in his Rockies' debut, Hawkins has strung together four consecutive scoreless appearances. He's 3-for-3 in save conversions to go with a 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He's outpitching Rex Brothers right now.
Apr 16 - 1:47 AM

LaTroy Hawkins earned his second save of the season Saturday in the Rockies' 1-0 win over the Giants.

The veteran closer protected Colorado's 1-0 advantage by retiring Buster Posey, Michael Morse, and Hector Sanchez in order in the bottom of the ninth inning. Hawkins has a firm grasp for now on the Rockies' closer role.
Apr 12 - 7:02 PM

LaTroy Hawkins struggled, allowing two runs in an inning of work as the Rockies lost to the Giants 3-2.

The two runs came on three hits, including two doubles. Hawkins' save opportunities may get cut into depending on how often manager Walt Weiss wants to play the match-ups with lefty Rex Brothers. Brothers was fantastic for the Rockies last season, finishing with a 1.73 ERA.
Mar 4 - 5:54 PM

Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Tuesday that LaTroy Hawkins is not necessarily the team's "everyday" closer.

That means that manager Walt Weiss could play the matchups in the late innings, using Rex Brothers in the ninth when the opposition has left-handed hitters coming up. Brothers is also a threat to usurp Hawkins' gig entirely given that he's simply a better pitcher, and Hawkins is also a candidate to be traded in July. Given all of that, and the fact that he'll be pitching in Denver, the 41-year-old is obviously a shaky fantasy proposition.
Feb 11 - 7:09 PM

Rockies signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

The deal has become official after Hawkins passed his physical. It also includes a $2.25 million option for 2015 that contains a $250,000 buyout. Hawkins will serve as the Rockies' closer, pushing Rex Brothers back to a setup role. The veteran right-hander posted a 2.93 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings for the Mets this past season and will turn 41 in December.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 06:05:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Rockies have signed LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

The deal also includes a $2.25 million option for 2015 that contains a $250,000 buyout. Nightengale also notes that Hawkins is expected to serve as the Rockies' closer, pushing Rex Brothers back to a setup role. Hawkins is coming off a nice season that saw him put up a 2.93 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings. Still, he'll turn 41 next month and isn't exactly landing in a spot where we should expect a ton of success.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 08:39:00 PM

According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, LaTroy Hawkins is "likely" to return to the Mets next season.

The free agent right-hander, who will turn 41 in December, is coming off a very strong season in which he posted a 2.93 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings spanning 72 games. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has already placed a call to his representatives, indicating that the club is serious about getting a deal done. If he returns to the Mets, he's likely to work in a setup role in front of closer Bobby Parnell. The Rockies are among the other teams known to have interest in Hawkins.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are interested in LaTroy Hawkins.

Renck notes that the Mets are "aggressively" trying to re-sign Hawkins, who is being courted by multiple clubs. Hawkins, who pitched for the Rockies in 2007, will turn 41 next month but appears to have something left in the tank after posting a 2.93 ERA with 13 saves this season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:41:00 AM

LaTroy Hawkins has received interest from "as many as seven teams," according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

It's not surprising that teams are calling after he posted a 2.93 ERA and recorded 13 saves this year. It's unlikely that a team would want to bring the 40-year-old on as its closer, but he can certainly still get it done in a late-inning role. It looks like he'll have his choice of destinations.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:44:00 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that two teams -- one of which is the Mets -- have contacted LaTroy Hawkins' agent.

Ladies and gentleman, we have perhaps our first allusion to a "mystery team" of the offseason. The Mets contacted Hawkins' agent around the end of the season, but the veteran wanted to shop his services around the league. Hawkins, who turns 41 next month, was forced to settle for a minor league deal last offseason, but this time around finds himself in a position of negotiant strength after posting a 2.93 ERA, 13 saves, and a 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings in 2013.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that mutual interest remains between the Mets and LaTroy Hawkins, but a deal is unlikely before the veteran reliever hits free agency.

The Mets contacted Hawkins' agent right around the end of the season, but little progress has been made. While he had to settle for a minor league deal last offseason, he should do quite well in free agency after posting a 2.93 ERA, 13 saves, and a 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings this season. Hawkins will turn 41 in December.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have contacted LaTroy Hawkins' agent about re-signing for next season.

Ackert adds that Hawkins has enjoyed his time in New York and is also interested in a re-upping. The veteran reliever has been one of the bright spots on a bad Mets team this season, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.15 WHIP while recording 13 saves. Hawkins will turn 41 in December.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:38:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect ninth in a 1-0 game for his 13th save Wednesday against the Reds.

Hawkins was unavailable Tuesday because of fatigue, but he looked good today in his first appearance in three days. He's pitched 11 scoreless innings with an 11/0 K/BB ratio this month.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 03:35:00 PM

LaTroy Hawkins indicated Sunday that he plans on playing another season.

The 40-year-old right-hander has been a bright spot in the Mets bullpen this season, compiling a 3.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings. He's also converted 12 saves in 15 opportunities.
Source: Adam Rubin
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Jordan Pacheco
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Juan Nicasio
6Jordan Lyles
7Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Boone Logan
4Matt Belisle
5Adam Ottavino
6Chad Bettis
7Tommy Kahnle