LaTroy Hawkins is likely to be back as the Mets’ veteran leader in the bullpen in 2014. The Mets are one of two teams that have contacted the righthander, and a source close to the situation said it is “likely to get done.”

No numbers have been discussed, but Sandy Alderson made the call to Hawkins’ representatives, the source said.

“Sandy usually makes the call when they are getting close to make a deal,” another baseball source said of the Mets general manager. “Usually at the beginning they have other guys making the call. It’s a sign that they are serious about this.”

Speaking on Sirius XM’s radio Wednesday morning, Hawkins said that he had gotten calls from two teams about 2014 — after getting just one from the Mets last offseason.

The 40-year-old was a big Mets find. Signed to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite, Hawkins ended up as the Mets’ closer when Bobby Parnell went down with a neck injury in July.
Hawkins made 72 appearances and earned 13 saves. He finished with a 2.93 ERA while earning just over $1 million in 2013.

Hawkins reiterated Wednesday that he is interested in returning to the Mets. Heading into his 20th major-league season, Hawkins said his wife and daughter enjoyed being in New York and he enjoyed his role as a veteran leader in the bullpen and in the clubhouse.