LaTroy Hawkins agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockies, valued at $2.5 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Hawkins had stepped in as closer for the Mets in 2013 after Bobby Parnell injured his neck and eventually needed surgery. The Mets had wanted to retain him but were “blown away” by Colorado’s offer, according to The New York Daily News.
Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged that possibility when asked about Parnell’s timeline.
Black, who began the 2013 season as the Pirates’ No. 16 prospect, was 3-0 with one save in 15 games with the Mets.