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August 6, 2015 12:30 AM
Blue Jays RP LaTroy Hawkins picks up save against former team
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays reliever LaTroy Hawkins became the 13th player in history to record a save against all 30 teams, as he picked up the save against the Twins on Wednesday. Hawkins worked around a pair of hits to close out the 9-7 slugfest against the team for which he made his debut 20 years ago. 

It was Hawkins' third save of the season, and his first since coming to the Blue Jays just before last week's trade deadline.

July 28, 2015 05:50 PM
Gibbons: Sanchez, Osuna to share eighth- and ninth-inning roles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Blue Jays relievers Aaron Sanchez and Roberto Osuna will share the eighth- and ninth-inning roles, manager John Gibbons said Tuesday.

The Blue Jays acquired veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins, who has experience as a closer, in a trade with the Rockies late Monday night. However, Gibbons stressed Hawkins will be used in the sixth and seventh innings.

July 28, 2015 02:20 AM
Blue Jays snag RP LaTroy Hawkins in deal with Rockies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Former Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins has been included in the deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Hawkins saved just two games this season before losing his job. But he has allowed just one earned run in 14 appearances since June 14.

July 10, 2015 09:54 AM
Rockies RP LaTroy Hawks earns save Tuesday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his second save of the season during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the A's. It was his first save since April 7.

John Axford, the Rockies normal reliever, was unavialable due to a family matter, leaving Hawkins as the man to get the save on Tuesday.

"Whether I'm pitching in the sixth inning or seventh inning, I try to do my job," Hawkins said, per MLB.com. "Sometimes it's passing the baton to the next guy and sometimes the guy is passing it to me."

July 10, 2015 09:56 AM
Rockies managing RP LaTroy Hawkins' workload
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

The Rockies are being careful with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins, limiting his innings despite being in situations where they could use an experienced arm, per MLB.com. 

Hawkins did not pitch either Friday or Saturday before coming out of the pen Sunday to face and retire one batter. It's a new way to work for Hawkins, who missed extended time earlier in the year with right biceps tendinitis. 

"I've had to pay closer attention to how I feel the last three or four years," he said. "Last year was a different situation because I was closing and wasn't getting that many opportunities, so I was a little fresher."

In eight appearances since returning from the disabled list, Hawkins ERA has dipped from 10.50 to 5.68. 

June 12, 2015 04:22 AM
Rockies activate Corey Dickerson, LaTroy Hawkins from DL
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Rockies will activate Corey Dickerson and LaTroy Hawkins from the disabled list this afternoon, according to The Denver Post.

In corresponding moves, the Rockies will send Kyle Parker and Christian Bergman to Triple-A. Dickerson has been on the disabled list with a foot injury. He's hitting .306 with five home runs in 111 at-bats this season.

Hawkins has been on the disabled list with tendinitis in his biceps and hasn't pitched since April 21. 

June 12, 2015 04:23 AM
Report: Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins likely to return during road trip
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins will most likely come off the disabled list during the team's upcoming six-game road trip, which starts Thursday at Miami, reports The Denver Post.

Hawkins is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his biceps. He has not pitched for the Rockies since April 21, but he has been pitching in rehab assignments in the minor leagues.

June 5, 2015 04:20 AM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins tosses scoreless innings in rehab
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins tossed a scoreless sixth inning to open a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

Hawkins threw 13 pitches (10 strikes) in the game. He's been on the shelf since April 22 due to biceps tendinitis. The reliever is expected to pitch in at least one more rehab game before potentially making a return to the majors.

June 5, 2015 04:21 AM
Rockies P LaTroy Hawkins to begin rehab assignment Thursday
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said reliever LaTroy Hawkins will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, according to The Denver Post. 

Hawkins, who is recovering from right biceps tendinitis, traveled to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday and will pitch Thursday. He has been on the disabled list since April 22. Hawkins will at least appear in two rehab games. 

June 1, 2015 02:03 PM
Rockies' Hawkins getting close to restarting rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) threw a bullpen session Tuesday withou pain, according to MLB.com. Hawkins, who reported feeling well Wednesday, will throw another bullpen session this weekend in Philadelphia.

If all goes well this weekend, Hawkins will then restart his rehab assignment. He had to stop his previous rehab assignment due to a minor setback.

June 1, 2015 02:11 PM
Rockies' Walt Weiss: LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) needs more time
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rockies relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins is not close to rejoining the big-league club, manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday, per the Denver Post. Hawkins, who allowed one earned run in his second rehab appearance with the team's Triple-A affiliate, has been on the disabled list since April 22 with right biceps tendinitis.

"I think LaTroy is going to need more time," Weiss said.

Hawkins has not pitched since April 21.

June 1, 2015 02:12 PM
Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins allows one run in rehab appearance
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Rockies relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins allowed one run on two hits in one inning of work for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday in his second rehab appearance. Hawkins, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a biceps injury, also allowed a run in 2/3 of an inning on Friday. 

Hawkins is 1-1 with a 10.50 ERA inn six innings of work this season.

June 1, 2015 02:18 PM
LaTroy Hawkins, Tyler Chatwood complete side sessions
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rockies right-handed pitchers LaTroy Hawkins (biceps tendinitis) and Tyler Chatwood (UCL reconstruction) each completed a side session on Tuesday, which went well, manager Walt Weiss said, per MLB.com. Hawkins faced live hitters for the first time since landing on the disabled list in late April.

June 1, 2015 02:20 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins needs rehab appearance before returning
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins will need at least one rehab appearance before returning to the major league club, manager Walt Weiss said per the Denver Post.

Hawkins, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a biceps injury, has been out since late April. Hawkins is 1-1 with a 10.50 ERA in six innings of work this season.

June 1, 2015 02:40 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins hoping rest will heal biceps tendinitis injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Rockies starting pitcher LaTroy Hawkins agrees with the decision to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to biceps tendinitis in his right arm. He said he needs some time off from throwing, per The Denver Post.

“It hurts right now like a bad tooth ache,” he said. “And it was taking me forever to get warm. It took me 45 pitches the other day to get warm. That’s way too long.”

Hawkins, who was replaced as closer by Adam Ottavino, said his biceps tendon started bothering him in mid-March and gradually got worse.

“Hopefully, rest will help it,” he said “I haven’t had this in a long time. The last time I had biceps tendinitis like this, most of these guys were in high school.”

June 1, 2015 02:41 PM
Rockies recall Scott Oberg; RP LaTroy Hawkins sent to DL
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Rockies recalled pitcher Scott Oberg after fellow pitcher LaTroy Hawkins was placed on the disabled list, the team announced.

Oberg was recently sent down to Triple-A after he surrendered three earned runs on three solo home runs in his 2 2/3 innings of action. Hawkins will be placed on the disabled list with a biceps injury.

June 1, 2015 02:53 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins removed from closer role
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday that pitcher LaTroy Hawkins will get "a break" from closing duties, the Denver Post reports.

"We have decided to give 'Hawk a break in that role," manager Walt Weiss said before Monday's game. "We're just trying to give him a little bit of a breather for the time being."

Rafael Betancourt will be in line to get a save opportunity Monday if needed, but the team could also use Adam Ottavino, John Axford or Boone Logan in the role. Ottavino, who the manager cited specifically as one player who would be used in the role, is likely unavailable Monday after pitching Saturday and Sunday but has racked up seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and one walk.

Axford was signed this offseason as potential insurance in the ninth inning, but he's away from the team due to a family medical emergency. Logan has tossed three perfect innings in three appearaces.

June 1, 2015 02:54 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins gives up game-winner to Cubs
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins gave up a decisive home run in the top of the ninth inning in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs. 

Having already given up a run, Hawkins had Dexter Fowler down two strikes with two outs. Fowler then took a pitch over the right field fence for a two-run homer that put the Cubs in front. 

"It was a cement mixer," Hawkins said, via MLB.com. "That's what we call them when they don't do what they're supposed to do."

Hawkins entered the ninth with Boone Logan recording the inning's first out. Hawkins recorded the other two outs via strikeout. 

"All I had to do was get two outs," Hawkins lamented. "Cardinal sin -- I walked the leadoff hitter. That's something I've lived by my whole career, not walking the leadoff hitter, not walking guys. And like they say, he came back to score."

Hawkins was credited with a loss and is now 1-1. His ERA through the first week of the season is 16.88. 

June 1, 2015 02:59 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins blows save, earns win Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins surrendered two earned runs on four hits in one inning to blow a save opportunity Wednesday but was rewarded with a win when his team's scored a run in the 10th inning to give Colorado a 5-4 victory in Milwaukee.

Hawkins tossed a scoreless inning in a nonsave situation in his season debut Tuesday, and the team decided to try and use him in back-to-back outings when a save opportunity presented itself Wednesday. The decision didn't pan out, and the team could look to limit his use on consecutive days this season to keep him fresh.

June 1, 2015 03:01 PM
Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins earns first save of season
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins earned his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in the 5-2 win over the Brewes on Tuesday. 

Hawkins allowed one hit and struck out a batter. Nine of his 12 pitches were strikes. 

Hawkins matched his save total for last September, when he earned just one save in nine appearances.