Rockies, LaTroy Hawkins agree

Updated: November 18, 2013, 9:41 PM ET
By Adam Rubin |

NEW YORK -- LaTroy Hawkins has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal to close for the Colorado Rockies, USA Today reports, pending a physical.

Hawkins, who turns 41 on Dec. 21, had a solid season for the New York Mets in 2013. He had a 3-2 record and 2.93 ERA in 72 relief appearances. He also notched 13 saves during the season's final two months, once closer Bobby Parnell began suffering from a herniated disk in his neck.

Hawkins will undergo a physical Thursday.

Hawkins made news last month while headed for a vacation to go dove hunting in South America. He helped subdue and then escort a troublesome passenger off a plane after the Boeing 777-200 made an unscheduled landing in Lima, Peru.

Hawkins also pitched for the Rockies in 2007.

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.
Follow Adam on Twitter »  Chat archive »



Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.