The Yankees, rebuilding their setup corps, are close to signing free-agent right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year contract believed to be worth approximately $3.75 million, according to major-league sources.
Hawkins, 35, will help fill the void created by the loss of righty Luis Vizcaino, who declined salary arbitration from the Yankees, and righty Joba Chamberlain, who is expected to move into the starting rotation.
The Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers were among the teams that bid for Hawkins, who went 2-5 with a 3.42 ERA in 62 games for Colorado last season. He also made four appearances in the postseason, allowing one run in five innings.
Like Jscape, I'm not a fan of this move at all if it does indeed happen. That said, at least Cashman is only being suckered into a one-year deal.
I can only hope Hawkins proves me wrong.
Update [2007-12-9 22:15:56 by jscape2000]: Gah!.
Which will probably be in mid-May.