Blake Hawksworth Hits Free Agency

Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth elected free agency, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com 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.


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9 Comments on "Blake Hawksworth Hits Free Agency"


BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 10 months ago

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

vtadave
2 years 10 months ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 10 months ago

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

tapehead4
2 years 10 months ago

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

Slopeboy
2 years 10 months ago

Blessedly but not Belatedly Beautiful!,

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 10 months ago

Blingo!

Gumby65
2 years 10 months 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
2 years 10 months ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
2 years 10 months ago

Dats da name of dat tune.