Rockies, LaTroy Hawkins agree

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

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.
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