The Colorado Rockies' new closer is an old familiar face.
On the first day of spring training Monday, 41-year-old LaTroy Hawkins was given the job by manager Walt Weiss.
Hawkins was a member of the Rockies in 2007 when they lost to Boston in the World Series. He saved 13 games last season for the New York Mets.
With fond memories of his earlier one-year stint with the Rockies...
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The Rockies have agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal.
As for the Mets, the Daily News reports...
MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, reports that former Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins has not been contacted by the Houston Astros, but the veteran righthander said he has “irons in the fire.”
The Astros are believed to be one of 5-7 teams pursuing Hawkins. The Colorado Rockies are also believed to have strong interest in him.
At the beginning of the offseason, there was a lot of...
Kristie Ackert of the Daily News is reporting that LaTroy Hawkins, undoubtedly one of the best free agent signings of the 2013 season for the Mets, is very close to re-signing with the team.
Hawkins emerged as one of the most reliable relievers in the Mets’ bullpen and eventually took over as the team’s closer once Bobby Parnell was lost for the season.
A source close to the...
At 40, LaTroy Hawkins is among the oldest active players in Major League Baseball. But as he proved Sunday night, he’s still not a guy you’d want to mess with. While on a flight to South America for a hunting trip, an altercation arose, and Hawkins and two friends sprang into action to subdue and restrain an “unruly passenger.” “We had to subdue a guy who was upset about...
LaTroy Hawkins hasn't worn a New York Mets uniform in weeks, but that didn't stop the closer from making a save. And at 40,000 feet in the air.
Hawkins was on American Airlines Flight 945, where he and two friends restrained an irate passenger who wrestled with a flight attendant because he was upset with his seat assignment.
"I saw that this guy kept coming...
New York Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins is used to converting saves on the baseball field.
Apparently Hawkins is also good at getting saves in the air too.
Hawkins posted a picture on Instagram of him and another man and said that the two of them had to subdue an unruly passenger on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Santiago, Chile. Hawkins said the flight had...
Anthony DiComo, the Mets beat writer for MLB.com, wrote an article on Tuesday night about how LaTroy Hawkins has gone from thinking about retiring at seasons end to preparing to pitch in his 20th big league season next year.
Two months ago, LaTroy Hawkins was convinced he was going to retire at season’s end.
“I don’t recover like I used to,” he said at the time. “It’s...
LaTroy Hawkins got the save on Tuesday night for the Mets against the Rockies as they won the first game of the series 3-2.
The 40-year-old vet, an avid user of Twitter, got an interesting message last night to celebrate the save.
As you can see above one fan decided to do some trolling of LaTroy after he staggered to the finish, giving up two hits with two outs.
Hawkins was none...
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