http://www.caller.com/news/2009/jun/01/ ... ros-leave/Jose Valverde will also be a free agent at the end of the year, but he’s currently on the disabled list. When he does return later this summer, he’ll have a very short window of opportunity to prove he’s OK before the trade deadline hits. Tampa Bay is need of a closer, but they don’t have the dough to support Valverde’s deal. But as the season wears on and injuries occur, his market will grow.
If it's true that the Astros are looking to deal Valverde and will want to pump up his value when he returns, they'll almost certainly return him to the closer role. Which would mean that Hawkins will hit the waiver wire in a ton of fantasy leagues. He could be worth a roster spot until the trade deadline.