current status: On roster
#32 P | 6'5", 220 lbs. | Colorado
Birth Date:December 21, 1972 (41 years old) Place of Birth:Gary, IN Hometown:Gary, IN
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 1991 (7th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 1991 (7th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Can consistently pump his fastball into the mid-90's, even at an advanced age. Can handle a fairly heavy workload and is effective in the late innings.|
|Flaws:||His fastball is too straight, so hitters often tee off on him--especially lefty bats. Control can also be an issue with him. Isn't an ideal closer, as a result.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran late-inning reliever.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Class A||All-Star Team||1993|
Movements & Injuries
|11/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|8/16/2013||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|7/14/2013||Missed 2 games (triceps injury).|
|7/12/2013||Triceps injury, day-to-day.|
|6/23/2013||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|6/21/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|3/29/2013||Contract purchased from Las Vegas (AAA).|
|1/31/2013||Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.|
|10/29/2012||Filed for free agency.|
|6/09/2012||Missed 30 games (finger injury).|
|5/07/2012||Finger injury, 15-day DL.|
|12/08/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels to a one-year contract.|
|10/30/2011||Declared free agent.|
|6/04/2011||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|6/03/2011||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|4/21/2011||Missed 18 games (right shoulder surgery).|
|3/27/2011||Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).|
|10/04/2010||Missed the last 47 regular season games (right shoulder injury).|
|8/12/2010||Right shoulder injury, early September.|
|7/29/2010||Missed 75 games (shoulder injury).|
|6/08/2010||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).|
|5/08/2010||Shoulder injury, early September (retroactive to May 7th, 2010).|
|12/10/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a two-year contract.|
|11/06/2009||Filed for free agency.|
|8/12/2009||Missed 14 games (back injury).|
|7/28/2009||Back injury, early September.|
|5/21/2009||Missed 2 games (right hip injury).|
|5/19/2009||Right hip injury, day-to-day.|
|11/07/2008||Re-signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2008||Filed for free agency.|
|9/07/2008||Missed 2 games (right oblique muscle strain).|
|9/05/2008||Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.|
|7/30/2008||Acquired from the New York Yankees.|
|7/26/2008||Designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.|
|5/23/2008||Missed 1 game (suspension by MLB).|
|5/22/2008||Suspended by MLB for 3 games.|
|12/27/2007||Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|10/31/2007||Colorado Rockies declined to exercised mutual club option for the 2008 season.|
|5/22/2007||Missed 25 games (right elbow inflammation).|
|4/24/2007||Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL.|
|12/02/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.|
|10/30/2006||Filed for free agency.|
|9/19/2006||Missed 12 games (groin).|
|7/30/2006||Placed on the bereavement list (personal reasons).|
|12/06/2005||Acquired from the San Francisco Giants.|
|10/27/2005||Exercised the player option for the 2006 season.|
|7/04/2005||Missed 22 games (ulnar nerve injury).|
|6/17/2005||Ulnar nerve injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to Jun 10).|
|5/28/2005||Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.|
|12/03/2003||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.|
|10/27/2003||Filed for free agency.|
|11/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.|
|1/31/2013||Signed by the New York Mets to a minor league contract.|
|12/08/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.|
|12/10/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.|
|7/30/2008||New York Yankees traded LaTroy Hawkins and cash considerations to the Houston Astros for Matt Cusick.|
|12/27/2007||Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.|
|12/02/2006||Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.|
|12/06/2005||Baltimore Orioles traded Steve Kline to the San Francisco Giants for LaTroy Hawkins and cash.|
|5/28/2005||Chicago Cubs traded LaTroy Hawkins to the San Francisco Giants for Jerome Williams and David Aardsma.|
|12/03/2003||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.|
|6/03/1991||Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round in 1991.|
Hawkins collects 17th save in win over SD | 07/09/2014 6:30 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins collected his 17th save of the season in Wednesday's defeat of the Padres.
ImpactHawkins allowed a walk but no hits in a mostly clean and efficient ninth inning. The 41-year-old was on the brink of losing his grip on the Rockies' closer gig at the end of May, but he has settled in since with a 2.53 overall ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 32 innings for the season.
Hawkins earns 14th save in win over Giants | 06/15/2014 9:50 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned his 14th save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday.
ImpactHawkins worked around a walk to close out the come-from-behind victory, facing the bottom of the order and Gregor Blanco. The 41-year-old has just an 11/6 K/BB ratio in 25 innings but owns a 2.88 ERA. Given the reliance on balls in play his ERA is likely to take a step back, but he needs to be owned while he's getting saves for the Rox.
Hawkins earns 13th save, Rockies top Giants | 06/14/2014 8:00 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned his 13th save of 2014 in the Rockies' defeat of the Giants on Saturday.
ImpactThe veteran right-hander made the Rockies' ninth-inning rally stick with a perfect bottom frame. Hawkins has not allowed a run since May 20, keeping talented young setup men Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino at bay.
Hawkins earns 11th save as Rox beat Braves | 05/24/2014 7:27 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins picked up his 11th save of the season as the Rockies beat the Braves on Saturday.
ImpactIt was an important save conversion for Hawkins, who has struggled pretty mightily this season. He still has a rough 4.15 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, and Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino remain worthwhile fantasy stashes.
Weiss sticking with LaTroy Hawkins at closer | 05/22/2014 10:42 AM
NewsRockies manager Walt Weiss said late Wednesday that he's sticking with LaTroy Hawkins at closer.
ImpactHawkins has a 4.41 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the year, and opponents are hitting .314 against him. But the veteran right-hander is still somehow 10-for-11 in save opportunities. "I look at the body of work for the whole season," Weiss told reporters Wednesday. "He's had a couple of tough ones the last couple of times out, but I think his stuff is still intact." Rex Brothers remains an excellent fantasy stash.
Hawkins blows the save, but Rockies win | 05/18/2014 8:00 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins blew his first save of the season, but the Rockies walked off in the tenth inning on Sunday against the Padres.
ImpactHawkins came in with a 6-4 lead but served up a one-out, two-run home run to Everth Cabrera to knot the game up at six apiece. Despite the one blown save, Hawkins has been shaky since the calendar turned to May and now owns a 4.11 ERA with a 6/3 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.
LaTroy Hawkins picks up 10th save on Friday | 05/17/2014 12:03 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins picked up his 10th save of the season on Friday, allowing a run on three hits in his inning of work against the Padres.
ImpactIt wasn't the smoothest of sailing, but as he has every time this season, Hawkins managed to get the job done. He has now converted each of his first 10 save chances on the season, though it comes with a 3.14 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.
Hawkins locks down 8th save, Rox beats Snakes | 04/29/2014 12:46 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins recorded his eighth save by hurling a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactNot a bad start to the 41-year-old's Rockies' career, as he's now 8-for-8 in save conversions to go with a 2.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 5/2 K/BB rate over 10 1/3 innings. The Hawk won't blow anyone away, but he's learned all sorts of tricks over the years -- including his vaunted "quick pitch" -- and should be able to hold onto ninth-inning duties assuming his body doesn't betray him.
LaTroy Hawkins gives up homer, earns save | 04/26/2014 2:26 AM
NewsDespite giving up a two-run bomb to Adrian Gonzalez, LaTroy Hawkins recorded his seventh save Friday against the Dodgers.
ImpactIt was the first homer and just the second and third runs allowed by Hawkins in 9 1/3 innings this season. He's yet to blow a save.
LaTroy Hawkins picks up fourth save | 04/17/2014 9:59 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins recorded his fourth save with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Padres.
ImpactRex 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.
Hawkins locks down third save, Rox beats SDP | 04/16/2014 1:47 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned his third save of the season Tuesday in the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Padres.
ImpactSo 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.
Hawkins earns second save, Rox top Giants | 04/12/2014 7:02 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned his second save of the season Saturday in the Rockies' 1-0 win over the Giants.
ImpactThe 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.
Hawkins struggles against the Giants | 03/04/2014 5:54 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins struggled, allowing two runs in an inning of work as the Rockies lost to the Giants 3-2.
ImpactThe 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.
LaTroy Hawkins not Rockies' 'everyday' closer | 02/11/2014 7:09 PM
NewsRockies owner Dick Monfort said Tuesday that LaTroy Hawkins is not necessarily the team's "everyday" closer.
Troy Renck on Twitter
ImpactThat 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.
Hawkins officially signs on with Rockies | 11/21/2013 6:05 PM
NewsRockies signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
LaTroy Hawkins on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
Rockies sign Hawkins to one-year, $2.25M deal | 11/18/2013 8:39 PM
NewsUSA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Rockies have signed LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
Bob Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactThe 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.
LaTroy Hawkins "likely" to return to Mets | 11/09/2013 12:23 PM
NewsAccording to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, LaTroy Hawkins is "likely" to return to the Mets next season.
New York Daily News
ImpactThe 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.
Rockies interested in LaTroy Hawkins | 11/08/2013 9:41 AM
NewsTroy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are interested in LaTroy Hawkins.
ImpactRenck 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.
Hawkins drawing interest from seven teams | 11/06/2013 10:44 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins has received interest from "as many as seven teams," according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactIt'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.
Report: Mets, mystery team contact Hawkins | 11/06/2013 1:33 PM
NewsKristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that two teams -- one of which is the Mets -- have contacted LaTroy Hawkins' agent.
Kristie Ackert on Twitter
ImpactLadies 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.
LaTroy Hawkins likely to test free agency | 10/22/2013 9:29 AM
NewsMarc 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.
New York Newsday
ImpactThe 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.
LaTroy Hawkins could re-sign with Mets | 09/29/2013 12:38 PM
NewsKristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have contacted LaTroy Hawkins' agent about re-signing for next season.
Kristie Ackert on Twitter
ImpactAckert 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.
LaTroy Hawkins notches 13th save | 09/25/2013 3:35 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect ninth in a 1-0 game for his 13th save Wednesday against the Reds.
ImpactHawkins 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.
LaTroy Hawkins plans on playing another year | 09/22/2013 5:09 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins indicated Sunday that he plans on playing another season.
ImpactThe 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.
LaTroy Hawkins notches 8th save of season | 09/08/2013 5:03 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned his eighth save with a scoreless ninth against the Indians on Sunday.
ImpactHawkins has saved three games in five scoreless outings since he was blasted for five runs over 1/3 of an inning on August 25 against Detroit. The 40-year-old is 8-for-11 in save conversions this year and sits on a 3.36 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
LaTroy Hawkins earns fourth save | 08/17/2013 11:54 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins picked up his fourth save with a scoreless ninth against the Padres on Friday.
ImpactHawkins bounced back well after his blown save and unfortunate groin injury sustained Wednesday against the Dodgers. He's allowed runs in just two of 15 outings since the All-Star break.
LaTroy Hawkins might be unavailable | 08/15/2013 7:10 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins (groin) could be unavailable to pitch Thursday.
Adam Rubin on Twitter
ImpactHawkins took a comebacker to the groin during Wednesday's appearance and remains sore. He should be fine in a day or two, but the Mets could use David Aardsma or someone else in a potential save chance Thursday.
Hawkins blows third save against Dodgers | 08/15/2013 2:39 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins blew his third save of the season on Wednesday against the Dodgers.
ImpactIn an unfortunate turn of events, the game was delayed for a few minutes after Hawkins took a bad hop into his groin off Jerry Hairston Jr.'s grounder in the ninth. The next batter, Andre Ethier, smacked a two-run homer to left to tie the game and force extra innings (the Dodgers won, 5-4, in the 12th). Coming into the game, Hawkins (3.04 ERA, 1.28 WHIP) hadn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances. We don't expect Mets' skipper Terry Collins to anoint an alternate closer while Bobby Parnell is sidelined.
Mets not committed to LaTroy Hawkins in 9th | 08/09/2013 7:11 PM
NewsMets' skipper Terry Collins indicated Friday that he has not committed to LaTroy Hawkins as his closer while Bobby Parnell is sidelined.
Marc Carig on Twitter
ImpactHawkins has recorded a pair of saves this week and appears to be the favorite for chances moving forward, but David Aardsma could also work his way into the ninth inning role. Hawkins remains the target for those speculating for saves.
Hakwins tallies second save, Mets beat Rox | 08/08/2013 3:03 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins tallied his second save of the week Thursday as the Mets defeated the Rockies.
ImpactHawkins pitched a clean ninth frame, retiring Nolan Arenado on a popout and Todd Helton and Yorvit Torrealba via groundouts. Hawkins is serving as the Mets' fill-in closer while Bobby Parnell recovers from a neck injury. The veteran right-hander is a decent option in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Hawkins gets first save in Parnell's absence | 08/07/2013 12:26 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins earned the save in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
ImpactMets manager Terry Collins said before the game that he could call on any number of relievers to save games while closer Bobby Parnell is sidelined, and Hawkins got the first crack on Tuesday. He responded by locking down the save but it wasn't without some concern, as he allowed two singles before recording the final out. The 41-year-old has a 2.92 ERA this season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Collins continue to roll with Hawkins until he falters. If you're desperate -- and we mean desperate -- for saves, give Hawkins a look.
Hawkins (triceps) allows run in return Sun. | 07/15/2013 8:17 AM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins allowed two hits and one earned run in an inning of work Sunday against the Pirates.
ImpactHawkins missed a couple of games in a row with a sore triceps muscle. He can heal over the All-Star break.
Hawkins (triceps) won't be placed on the DL | 07/13/2013 5:16 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins (sore triceps) will not be placed on the disabled list prior to the All-Star break.
ESPN New York
ImpactHawkins was unavailable for Friday's game due to a lingering triceps injury. The veteran reliever told reporters on Saturday that he could pitch an inning in that night's game, if needed.
LaTroy Hawkins dealing with sore triceps | 07/12/2013 11:29 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins was unavailable for Friday's game due to a sore triceps.
Marc Carig on Twitter
ImpactHence the reason that he wasn't used late in a close game. Bobby Parnell also wasn't used, as he was being saved for a potential save situation. As a result, the Mets entrusted Gonzalez Germen, he of the 5.52 ERA at Triple-A, to pitch the 11th inning of a tied game in his MLB debut. Shockingly, that didn't work out and the Mets ended up dropping the contest to the Pirates. Well played, Terry Collins.
LaTroy Hawkins away from Mets on Friday | 06/21/2013 5:11 PM
NewsLaTroy Hawkins will not be available for Friday's game.
Mike Puma on Twitter
ImpactHawkins received permission from the team to attend the funeral of a close friend. He is expected back Saturday.
LaTroy Hawkins' contract purchased | 03/29/2013 3:52 PM
NewsMets purchased the contract of RHP LaTroy Hawkins from Triple-A Las Vegas.
ImpactThe Mets informed Hawkins earlier in the week that he would make the Opening Day roster, and now it's official. He'll work the middle innings.
LaTroy Hawkins makes Mets' bullpen | 03/25/2013 1:09 PM
NewsThe Mets have informed veteran righty LaTroy Hawkins that he will be in the Opening Day bullpen.
ESPN New York
ImpactIt's big news for the 40-year-old Hawkins, who signed a minor league contract with the Mets in late January. He posted a cool 3.64 ERA in 42 innings last season for the Angels and should do fine in a middle relief role.
Mets sign LaTroy Hawkins to minors contract | 01/31/2013 9:37 AM
NewsMets signed RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Reynolds Sports on Twitter
ImpactHawkins posted a 3.64 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23/13 K/BB ratio in 42 innings last season with the Angels. He'll operate in middle relief if he earns a roster spot.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
|Salt Lake City||AAA||20||20||9||8||4||1||0||137.2||138||66||60||11||31||99||3.92|
|Salt Lake City||AAA||22||22||9||7||4||1||0||144.1||150||63||57||7||40||74||3.55|
|1994||Salt Lake City||AAA||12||12||5||4||1||0||0||81.2||92||42||37||8||33||37||4.08|
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.0||31 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jul 21||2.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||2||vs. LA||Jul 3||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Losses||14||2 times-last: 1999 (Min)|
|Innings Pitched||190.1||1998 (Min)|
|Games Started||33||2 times-last: 1999 (Min)|
|Completed Games||1||2 times-last: 1999 (Min)|
|Hits Allowed||238||1999 (Min)|
|Runs Allowed||136||1999 (Min)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||129||1999 (Min)|
|Home Runs Allowed||29||1999 (Min)|
|Earned Run Average||5.25||1998 (Min)|