Hawkins Claimed, Pulled Back

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, reliever LaTroy Hawkins was claimed off waivers by a team Wednesday but has been pulled back by the Astros.  It's not clear which club made the attempted claim. 

Rosenthal correctly predicted this outcome Wednesday morning and now notes that Hawkins is no longer eligible to be traded this season.  The 36-year-old right-hander has a 1.99 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 49 2/3 innings for the 61-64 Astros.  He's owed about $1MM for the rest of '09 and is eligible for free agency this winter.

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