Report: Rockies’ Hawpe clears waivers
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports via Twitter that Colorado Rockies outfielder has cleared waivers. If true, the Rockies can now trade Hawpe to any team.
The Rockies will need to make a move in the next few days to add a pitcher to the bullpen, which is short one reliever after Taylor Buchholz was placed on the disabled list Monday. Left-handed relieversand — both currently pitching at Triple-A Colorado Springs — are likely candidates to join the bullpen. will be eligible to return from the disabled list later this week and could join the bullpen or rejoin the Rockies rotation if healthy.
Hawpe appears likely to be the odd man out when the Rockies make way for another reliever. The Rockies continue to look at the combo of. and in the top two spots in the batting order. Either player could be optioned to make room for a reliever, but the pair was responsible for nearly all the Rockies offense in their 6-o loss Tuesday to the Los Angeles Dodgers, accounting for six of the team’s 10 baserunners in the game. The Rockies also could try to trade or , but neither player is known to have cleared waivers to date.