The 32-year-old Hawpe attended big league spring training with Texas in 2012 and was assigned to Double-A Frisco, where he hit .260 (32-for-123) with three home runs and 12 RBI in 35 games.
Hawpe spent the entire 2011 season with San Diego and has recorded a .276 batting average, 124 home runs and 490 RBI in 893 career games in the big leagues with Colorado (2004-2010), Tampa Bay (2010) and the Padres. He was originally selected by the Rockies in the 11th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut on 5/1/04.
The 28-year-old May attended big league spring training with the Mets in 2012 and spent the entire season with Triple-A Buffalo, making 71 appearances behind the plate and three at first base. May began his playing career as a shortstop before being converted to catcher prior to the 2007 season.
May made his Major League debut with Kansas City on 9/4/10 and played in 12 games with Kansas City that month. In 859 career games in the minor leagues, he has recorded a .255 batting average, 105 home runs and 478 RBI.
The 22-year-old Cole, who is ranked by Baseball America as the club's top prospect for the second straight year, went 9-7 with a 2.80 ERA in 26 starts last season - his first in professional baseball. He ranked second in strikeouts (136) and fourth in ERA in the Pirates minor league system. A Florida State League mid-season All-Star, Cole was ranked by Baseball America as the second-best prospect in the Florida State League and as the third-best prospect in the Eastern League following the season.
Taillon, 21, has been ranked by Baseball America as Pittsburgh's second-best prospect each of the last two years. He went 9-8 with a 3.55 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 26 combined starts between Single-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona in 2012 and was named to the Florida State League's mid-season All-Star team. Taillon has gone 11-11 with a 3.72 ERA in 49 starts during his first two professional seasons.
Both Cole and Taillon participated in the 2012 MLB All-Star Futures Game.