Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LaHawk to be pulled back?

Well, the waiver claims expired 18 minutes ago, and what will happen with LaHawk? Smiley Rosenthal weighs in:

The Astros, however, will be inclined to pull him back, sources say.

Hawkins, 36, has a 2.03 ERA in 48 2/3 innings and a .645 opponents' OPS. The Astros want to re-sign him, knowing they could lose closer Jose Valverde as a free agent, weakening their bullpen.

Hawkins, too, is a potential free agent. He has enjoyed his time in Houston and is open to returning, according to a source with knowledge of his thinking.