Blake Hawksworth Hits Free Agency

Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth elected free agency, Ken Gurnick of reports. The Dodgers had outrighted the right-hander to Triple-A Albuquerque five days ago following a season that included more arm operations (three) than innings pitched (zero).

The 29-year-old underwent two elbow operations plus season-ending shoulder surgery and would have been arbitration eligible this coming winter. Instead of tendering him a contract, the Dodgers removed him from the 40-man roster early. Hawksworth appeared in 49 games a year ago, posting a 4.08 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 2011.

9 Responses to Blake Hawksworth Hits Free Agency Leave a Reply

  1. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    The big news is, the Dodgers will become Blake-free for the first time in years.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Be careful – the Dodgers have Blake Smith and Blake Johnson in their minor league system.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        One of them must be promoted immediately or the Dodgers risk a Blake Crisis!

    • tapehead4 3 years ago

      I’d say their future looks bleak without Blake. Perhaps they can promote another bloke, if he’s not blocked by Blanton. Blech.

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

      Dodgers can sign Blake Shelton or Robert Blake for all I care if he can play 3rd base, occasionally 2nd, hit better than .174, and have less than 1 year remaining on his contract.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Funniest part is that 99% here don’t even remember Robert Blake.. It was comical tho :-)

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