Showing posts with label LaTroy Hawkins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LaTroy Hawkins. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mets News: Reliever LaTroy Hawkins goes to Rockies


Mets News:

LaTroy Hawkins, who saved 13 games for the Mets in 2013, agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, $2.5 million deal with a team option to be the Rockies closer next season. The Mets were interested in bringing the veteran righthander back, but according to a source, the Rockies’ offer “blew away” an offer the Mets made.

Hawkins, who will be 41 next month, will get $2.5 million guaranteed next year and either $2.25 million or a $250,000 buyout in 2015, according to a source.

The deal is pending a physical, which is scheduled for Thursday, according sources.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mets Rumors: LaTroy Hawkins likely to be back with Mets


Mets Rumors:


LaTroy Hawkins is likely to be back as the Mets’ veteran leader in the bullpen in 2014. The Mets are one of two teams that have contacted the righthander, and a source close to the situation said it is “likely to get done.”

No numbers have been discussed, but Sandy Alderson made the call to Hawkins’ representatives, the source said.

“Sandy usually makes the call when they are getting close to make a deal,” another baseball source said of the Mets general manager. “Usually at the beginning they have other guys making the call. It’s a sign that they are serious about this.”

Hawkins made 72 appearances and earned 13 saves. He finished with a 2.93 ERA while earning just over $1 million in 2013.

Hawkins reiterated Wednesday that he is interested in returning to the Mets. Heading into his 20th major-league season, Hawkins said his wife and daughter enjoyed being in New York and he enjoyed his role as a veteran leader in the bullpen and in the clubhouse.

“We’ll see what happens, but I would like that,” Hawkins said. “My wife and daughter really liked New York and I really liked my guys there.”

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets Bullpen Shaping Up, Wright All Good, Murphy Playing, Marcum Starting Thurs, Byrdak Ahead of Schedule, Mets Opening Rotation


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets have asked reliever Pedro Feliciano to go to Triple-A for a month to build up his arm strength, and informed Feliciano he will not make the team's Opening Day roster.

"They told me I'm going to Triple-A for a month and get my strength back," Feliciano said. "I have to talk to my agent first and then see what we're going to decide."

The Mets' decision came at the deadline to inform Feliciano whether he had made the club. Remaining with the club at the minor league level would obligate the Mets to give him a $100,000 retention bonus because of his veteran status.

"They made that decision," he said of the Mets. "I'm going to think about it and see what I decide. Hopefully somebody picks me up. We'll see what happens."

This is affirming that Robert Carson is in great shape to make the Mets' Opening Day roster, the Mets will carry two left-handers in the bullpen.

Fellow lefty Scott Rice remains in camp, but seemingly would be at an overwhelming disadvantage because, unlike Carson, he is not on the 40-man roster.

Josh Edgin is expected to be Collins' primary lefty in the bullpen.

Carson, 24, had a 4.73 ERA in 17 relief appearances in 2012, during his inaugural major league season. Lefty batters hit .286 (8-for-28) with a homer, three walks and five strikeouts.

At the contractual deadline for him to be notified, the Mets have told LaTroy Hawkins he has made the Opening Day roster.

Hawkins, 40, has not allowed a run in 5 2/3 Grapefruit League innings. Opponents have a .227 batting average against him. Hawkins has surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out four over the six appearances.

He went 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season.

David Wright said he was "all good" the day after ramping up his activity by taking live batting practice for the first time Sunday.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Santana/Wheeler Throwing, Murphy Near?, Mejia, Feliciano, Marcum, Hawkins, Santana to open season on DL?


Mets News and Notes:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NYJohan Santana and Zack Wheeler threw on flat ground Wednesday side by side. Santana then stepped on the mound for the second time since resuming that type of activity.

Santana's session was not intense. Pitching coach Dan Warthen served as his catcher. Santana also went through fielding drills, with instructor Al Jackson hitting him comebackers.

Wheeler (oblique strain) threw on flat ground for the second straight day.

Daniel Murphy, who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game, is nearing game action.

Murphy has started swinging in a batting cage and only needs to take full batting practice before entering games.

He received a cortisone injection in New York for a strained intercostal muscle on his right side on Feb. 19.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Horowright, Hawkins, Santana, Parnell, Murphy, Feliciano


Mets News and Notes:
Photo courtesy, ESPN NY

Before departing for the WBC on Saturday, David Wright stopped by the complex and got PR man Jay Horwitz to slip into the third baseman's uniform. The idea came from an early morning tweet from @Jay_HorwitzPR, who wrote: "Now that David Wright has left for WBC, thinking of dressing up in his uniform today. Will anyone know the difference? Look about the same."

LaTroy Hawkins, who has yet to appear in a game for the Mets, is slated to enter Grapefruit League play during the upcoming week.

Hawkins, 40, cited the long spring training as the reason he has not been pitching in spring-training games since those started a week ago. He said he will get into games at a date comparable to past spring trainings.

"Spring training really starts this week coming up," Hawkins said. "That's the way I've always done it. The whole extra week we have for the WBC, I don't think I'd go for pitching a week's more games just because the WBC is starting."

Hawkins, a right-handed reliever, went 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season. In 42 innings, he allowed 45 hits and 13 walks while striking out 23.

Hawkins is on a minor league deal, but is a sound bet to make the team. He said he felt no particular urgency to get into games from the outset to impress his new employer and soldify a spot.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mets sign RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal


The Mets have signed LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale (on Twitter).

The 40-year-old Hawkins was effective in 42 innings for the Angels last season, pitching to a 3.64 ERA, 4.9 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.

His fastball still averaged 92.3 mph, according to FanGraphs, though his 5.4% swinging strike rate was the lowest of his lengthy career.

If Hawkins makes the roster, the Mets will become the tenth team for which he's pitched at the Major League level. The Reynolds Sports Management client has a career 4.45 ERA, 6.0 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 and 47.8 percent ground-ball rate in 1303 2/3 innings.

He's been significantly better as a reliever (3.36 ERA in 518 1/3 innings) than he was a starter early on in his career (6.11 ERA in 785 1/3 innings).
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