Hawkins informed he has made bullpen

March, 25, 2013
3/25/13
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LaTroy Hawkins


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- At the contractual deadline for him to be notified, the Mets have told LaTroy Hawkins he has made the Opening Day roster, a team insider told ESPNNewYork.com. That verdict was expected.

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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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