When the Colorado Rockies signed free agent LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year $2.5 million deal with an option for 2015, the assumption was that he would, at that price, be taking over ninth-inning duties for the team's bullpen. However, his ultimate role with the Rockies is far from set in stone.
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