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Rosenthal: Yanks trying to unload Hawkins

The free agent acquisition of LaTroy Hawkins last December was perhaps the most predictable failure of the entire offseason next to Dontrelle Willis getting massacred in the American League.

Ken Rosenthal reports that Cashman is now trying to right this terrible wrong:

The Yankees are aggressively shopping right-hander LaTroy Hawkins, two rival executives say, intending to clear a spot for a reliever who currently is at Class AAA. Righty J.B. Cox, who missed all of last season after undergoing elbow-ligament transplant surgery, is one candidate; he began the season at Class A, but has since moved to AAA, where he has allowed one run in 12 1/3 innings. Righty David Robertson, who began the season at AA, also has been impressive at AAA. Hawkins, signed to a one-year, $3.75 million free-agent contract, has a 6.08 ERA in 22 appearances . 


As far as I'm concerned, the sooner the front office gets rid of Hawkins - the sooner we'll see someone promoted who can actually help the team.