Nov 18 5:38p
Hawkins agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rockies on Monday, and the veteran is expected to serve as Colorado's closer, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.
The news that Hawkins will close is a bit surprising, as Rex Brothers pitched well for the Rockies in 2013, after taking over the closer's role in July. Despite the initial report, it won't be shocking if the Rockies decide to go with Brothers. Hawkins has some experience closing but has mostly worked in middle-relief for the last decade. Hopefully, we'll know more before spring training, as this has the look of a potential closer battle.