Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press writes that the Tigers have interest in free agent reliever LaTroy Hawkins and may have even offered him a multiyear contract. Among free agent relievers the Tigers have previously expressed interest in Octavio Dotel.
Dotel is 32 and a health risk, but he still has that huge strikeout rate. I’m guessing he wants at least two years, $12MM.
Hawkins is 35 and healthy; he did somehow manage to post a 3.42 ERA in 55 innings with the Rockies. That’s not easy to do. But his 1.8 K/BB and 4.7 K/9 rates were not impressive. He might be after a two-year, $8MM deal.