LaTroy Hawkins lost his hold on the Rockies’ ninth-inning job last week to Adam Ottavino and now his 2015 season continues to spiral in an ugly direction.
Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that Hawkins was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a biceps injury. 25-year-old right-hander Scott Oberg has arrived from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the vacant bullpen spot. The severity of Hawkins’ injury is unknown. He tossed a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday night against the Padres, but the 42-year-old right-hander owns a rough 10.50 ERA in seven total appearances this season.
Hawkins announced in December that this will be his final year in the majors. He’s making $2.25 million.