Astros Rumors: Hawkins, Tejada

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros are intent on bringing LaTroy Hawkins back. However, the D'Backs, Rays and Orioles are also interested in the veteran righty. The Astros are probably not willing to offer Hawkins a multi-year deal, Wade said.

It seems unlikely that Miguel Tejada will return to Houston. GM Ed Wade said the shortstop's agent is hoping for a longer deal than the Astros are willing to offer.

“I'm not optimistic we'll be able to get something done with Miggy,” Wade said.

Tony La Russa said yesterday that the Cardinals have some interest in Tejada.

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