According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Mets have signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor deal with an invite to Spring Training,
The 40-year old Hawkins spent last year with the Los Angeles Angels where he went 2-3 with a 3.49 ERA. In 42 innings pitched he posted a 4.9 strikeout rate and 2.8 walk rate.
Hawkins has missed chunks of time in 2010 and 2011 due to shoulder surgery, and last season he was out for nearly a month with a fractured finger.
The veteran righthander will give the Mets another option to consider this Spring as they look to revamp their bullpen.