Mets sign LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal, bullpen beginning to take shape

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven Inmanimages

The Mets announced today that they have signed reliever LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal. Hawkins, 40, pitched solid in 42 innings for the Angels last season however he is 40 and you don’t know how he will hold up just like Scott Atchison who the Mets signed yesterday. Hawkins was good for the Angels and has a solid chance to make the bullpen.

Hawkins will make about one million with some incentives if he makes the Mets roster.

The only guys who are really set in the bullpen as locks are Frank Francisco, Bobby Parnell and Josh Edgin. The second lefty job will be a competition between Pedro Feliciano, Robert Carson and Scott Rice. Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey are competing to be the long man in the bullpen. Lastly Scott Atchison, LaTroy Hawkins Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia are competing for the last two spots in the bullpen. This could all change however if the Mets bring in another reliever on a major league deal, which they are trying to do.


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