Rockies pick up 2015 option on pitcher LaTroy Hawkins

The Colorado Rockies announced Friday they've picked up the 2015 option on right-handed pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. 
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The Colorado Rockiesannounced Friday they've picked up their 2015 option on right-handed pitcher LaTroy Hawkins

Hawkins, who turns 42 in December, was the oldest player to appear in a game in the National League in 2014 and second-oldest in the majors, behind 43-year-old Jason Giambi.

He will earn $2.25 million next season after making the same amount in 2014.

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Hawkins had a 3.31 ERA with 23 saves and 32 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched as the Rockies closer in 2014. The 20-year veteran has a career 4.33 ERA and has played for 10 different teams.

The Rockies went 66-96 last season and finished in fourth place in the NL West. 

- Molly Geary