The Angels have signed free-agent reliever LaTroy Hawkins to a 1-year, $3 million deal (DiGiovanna | Miller). Mike DiGiovanna suggests Hawkins is an ideal set-up man that General Manager Jerry DiPoto was looking for, and should be a nice mentor rookie closer Jordan Walden.
In the meantime, the club continues to pursue C.J. Wilson and they're said to be one of two teams still competing for his services.
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LaTroy Hawkins, Angels new setup man, gets 1 year, $3 million.
Angels reach agreement for reliever LaTroy Hawkins - latimes.com
"The deal, which is expected to be for one year, was expected to be finalized and announced later Wednesday night, according to a person familiar with negotiations who was not authorized to speak about them publicly."
- Twitter / @BNightengale - LaTroy Hawkins is ideal fit for #angels who have aggressively pursued for weeks. #mlb
- Twitter / @DKnobler - Angels looked to LaTroy Hawkins after first trying to get Ramon Ramirez from Giants (he went to Mets)
Angels, Marlins going after C.J. Wilson - latimes.com
"The C.J. Wilson derby appears to be a two-team race between the Angels and Miami Marlins after the Texas Rangers all but resigned themselves to losing their ace Wednesday."