Former Blue Jay LaTroy Hawkins hired by Minnesota Twins

Former Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Former Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins has been hired as a special assistant by the Minnesota Twins.

Hawkins came to Toronto from the Colorado Rockies at the 2015 MLB trade deadline along with Troy Tulowitzki. He retired after the 2015 season. With the Blue Jays, the soon-to-be-44 right-hander pitched 16.1 innings with a 2.76 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

Hawkins returns to the Twins after pitching with them for the first nine years of his career. Originally a seventh round pick by Minnesota in 1991, Hawkins appeared in 366 games with the Twins, posting a 5.05 ERA with 532 strikeouts.

Hawkins also pitched for the Cubs, Giants, Orioles, Yankees, Astros, Brewers, Angels, Mets and the Rockies twice throughout his 21 season career.

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