LaTroy Hawkins on trade from Colorado to Toronto: 'I'm happy to be back at sea level'

BY Brett Smiley • July 28, 2015

One of the most well-traveled players in Major League Baseball history, 42-year-old relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins is once again changing uniforms in a surprising Rockies-Blue Jays swap that also sends shortsop Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto.

"Everything feels good," said Hawkins, who's posted a 3.63 ERA in 2015 over 22.1 innings pitched. "I'm excited to go to a place where there's humidity. I didn't let the altitude in Colorado bother me, but I'm happy to be back at sea level. I've seen a lot in my career, and I'm going to take full advantage of this opportunity and see where it ends up."

"I've got three good months left in me," Hawkins said. "Hopefully, I can help the Blue Jays get to the World Series and win the World Series. That's a wonderful way to end my career. I can't see a more fitting way to end it."

This time, Hawkins was prepared for a move to every destination, including a trip to Canada.

"I travel with my passport, always," he said. "I guess that's the veteran in me."

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