AP Sources: Wolf, Hawkins agree with Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers landed a pair of free-agent pitchers

Wednesday, reaching agreements with starter Randy Wolf and reliever

LaTroy Hawkins, two people familiar with the negotiations told The

Associated Press.

Wolf’s deal is worth $29.75 million over three years and

includes a $10 million option for 2013, one of the people said

Wednesday. Hawkins will get $7.5 million over two seasons, the

other person said.

Both agreements are subject to completion of final details, the

people said. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because no

announcements had been made.

Wolf, a 33-year-old left-hander, was 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA this

year in the lone season of his second stint with Los Angeles

Dodgers. He had a $5 million base salary and earned $3 million in

performance bonuses based on innings.

With his team coming off an 80-82 record and third-place finish

in the NL Central, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin pushed to

add Wolf.

“It was really cool that Doug Melvin came out to L.A. and

visited me and made it well known that I was his priority and he

really wanted me there,” the pitcher told SIRIUS XM Radio.

“That’s a good feeling as a free-agent pitcher or any ballplayer

really when you have a team that really wants you there and wants

to win and feels that you can help the team do that.”

Wolf also was a free agent last offseason. He agreed to the deal

with the Dodgers on Feb. 6, about 1 1/2 months after Houston

offered a $27 million, three-year contract in an attempt to re-sign

him. The Astros then withdrew the proposal a week later, citing the

poor economy.

“It was only natural to be a little bit apprehensive about

where the market is considering what happened last year,” Wolf

said. “It was a crazy offseason last year especially with me. It

made it really easy the way the Brewers came in very aggressive and

made it really clear they wanted me there.”

Wolf is 101-85 with a 4.13 ERA in 11 major league seasons with

Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston. The New York Mets

also were interested in trying to sign him.

Hawkins, a right-hander who turns 37 on Dec. 21, spent the last

two seasons with Houston and went 1-4 with a 2.13 ERA and 11 saves

in 15 chances this year. He had 45 strikeouts and 16 walks in 63

1-3 innings.

A veteran of 15 major league seasons, he is 60-81 with 87 saves

and a 4.51 ERA. He also has pitched for Minnesota, the Chicago

Cubs, San Francisco, Baltimore, Colorado and the New York

Yankees.