Joel Hanrahan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hanrahan needs second Tommy John; Tigers release him

    Detroit News "It’s the worst kind of déjà vu for Joel Hanrahan. After two years of grueling and painstaking rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, Hanrahan found out Tuesday that he has to do it all over again. “The first one was a failed surgery,” Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski..." March 04

  • Joel Hanrahan is healing, ready to cut loose

    Detroit News "Joel Hanrahan’s 33-year-old body has had quite a bit to say the past two years, and not much of it has been good. But as he threw a full bullpen session on a sun-kissed morning Friday at the Tigertown complex, he didn’t hear a peep, not even from his surgically repaired right elbow. “I feel..." February 13

  • Tigers To Re-Sign Joel Hanrahan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to re-signed right-hander Joel Hanrahan to a one-year, $1MM Major League contract with an additional $2.5MM available via incentives, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link)." November 14

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski on Joel Hanrahan: "At this point I would say we're not counting on him at all. It does not sound encouraging."

  • Hanrahan market includes Tigers, Yanks, Red Sox, Rangers, Rockies

    CBS Sports "The Tigers, Yankees, Rangers, Red Sox and Rockies are believed among teams showing strong interest in free-agent closer Joel Hanrahan, who is likely to sign before holding another open showcase. Hanrahan is believed to have received multiple offers, with at least those five teams thought to be..." April 30

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    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Teams continue to check in on Joel Hanrahan, who is throwing off a mound, ahead of schedule. Expected to throw for teams in spring training.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    There is interest in the hard-throwing Joel Hanrahan, not surprisingly, as he works his way back from May '13 elbow reconstruction.

  • Joel Hanrahan undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "We already knew that Joel Hanrahan was having season-ending surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right forearm, but doctors didn’t rule out the possibility that he would also require Tommy John surgery. Well, the worst-case scenario played out today. Hanrahan’s agent, Mike Dillon,..." May 16

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    Hanrahan said there wasn't really even a choice -- with the flexor tendon torn off the bone, surgery is a must. It'll end his season.

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Hanrahan has damage to his flexor tendon, which protects the UCL in the elbow. Has to decide to try rest and rehab or season-ending surgery.

  • Injuries starting to mount for Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Following a 6-1 loss against the Twins, some notes from the clubhouse: • The Red Sox injury bug has arrived. With two closers – Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list – Will Middlebrooks was undergoing a CT scan for pain on his right side. David Ross, with whom Middlebooks..." May 08

  • Red Sox recall Allen Webster, place Hanrahan on DL, move Doubront to pen

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox called up righty Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, and the 23-year-old is expected to start Wednesday against the Twins. In addition, the team announced that reliever Joel Hanrahan will be placed on the disabled list for the second time this season. In one previous..." May 07

  • Joel Hanrahan hurt in Red Sox 11-inning win

    Boston Herald "Against all odds, from an early deficit to losing a one-run lead in the ninth inning, the Red Sox found a way to close out the Minnesota Twins in an 11-inning marathon last night at Fenway Park. Now, the Sox must find a new closer. Hours after Andrew Bailey went on the disabled list with..." May 07

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Hanrahan said Farrell has told him he will set-up Bailey for time being

  • Bailey or Hanrahan - Who should close?

    CSN New England "The Red Sox have a controversy on their hands. Or do they? Joel Hanrahan is the team's closer, but he struggled before going on the DL. In his stead, Andrew Bailey has been lights out. Given that Bailey was supposed to be the closer last season and has shown himself to be dominant in that..." April 28

  • Joel Hanrahan may be out of luck

    Boston Herald "Imagine having a rough week at work, catching the flu, calling in sick for three days, and then returning to discover you’ve been demoted. In corporate America, you might have grounds for a lawsuit. In baseball, you suck it up and pitch the eighth inning. Andrew Bailey learned that lesson, to..." April 25

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Joel Hanrahan slated to begin rehab assignment Friday at Pawtucket #RedSox

  • Hanrahan’s job on hold

    Boston Herald "When Stephen Drew opened the season on the disabled list, Red Sox manager John Farrell resolved that the veteran shortstop wouldn’t lose his job because of an injury, regardless of how many hits were piled up by upstart fill-in Jose Iglesias. Farrell has not yet made the same commitment to..." April 23

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Hanrahan threw off mound today, first time since injuring hamstring. Plan: another Wed., then perhaps rehab assignment Fri. #redsoxtalk

  • Red Sox "not ready" to guarantee Joel Hanrahan returns as a closer

    Boston Herald "Joel Hanrahan has only just resumed a throwing program after being sidelined since last Saturday with a strained right hamstring, and he isn't eligible to be activated from the disabled list until at least April 29. But when he does return to the Red Sox, it won't necessarily be as the team's..." April 17

  • Red Sox to place closer Joel Hanrahan on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday, confirms's Jon Heyman. Hanrahan has been hampered by lingering right hamstring soreness, so evidently the issue wasn't getting any better with just a few days rest. Hanrahan, 31, has saved three of his..." April 16

  • Hammy irks Hanrahan

    Boston Herald "After meeting yesterday with Joel Hanrahan, manager John Farrell thinks the Red Sox have identified a reason for the embattled closer’s early struggles. Hanrahan has been dealing with soreness in his right hamstring since his second appearance of the season in New York, Farrell revealed before..." April 15

  • Andrew Bailey Has Golden Opportunity to Audition for Closer’s Role As Joel Hanrahan Battles Hamstring Issue

    NESN "A lot has happened since the last mailbag. The Red Sox experienced their first major hiccups of 2013 when they dropped back-to-back contests to the Orioles. They’ve since bounced back, though, notching two wins against the Rays – one being a walk-off and the other almost including a no-hitter from..." April 15

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    Scott Lauber @

    According to Farrell, #RedSox won't use Hanrahan for a few days, although no decision on a DL stint yet

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    Brian MacPherson @

    Farrell said he's not going to "deviate" from Hanrahan being his closer.

  • Joel Hanrahan refuses to worry about stats in spring training

    Boston Herald "If there’s one position where spring stats mean nothing, it’s closer. The game’s most adrenaline-fueled position is also the one that’s hardest to replicate in the land of Florida snowbirds. That’s why some of history’s best closers have often posted horrible spring numbers. Before basically..." March 10

  • Oh baby! Joel Hanrahan rocked again

    Boston Herald "About the only good thing about Joel Hanrahan’s rough outing yesterday was that his wife, Kim, wasn’t around to watch it. “Luckily I didn’t put her in labor — she was at the doctor today so she couldn’t watch,” said Hanrahan, who is leaving camp after his appearance tomorrow in order to fly..." March 08

  • Have faith in Joel Hanrahan

    ESPN "When Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made Joel Hanrahan his closer before the 2011 season, the decision was not met with universal acclaim, especially when Hanrahan was lit up in spring training. "People were calling for my head," Hanrahan said. "I think I went out and I was giving up..." March 07

  • Hanrahan is still learning the ropes with Red Sox

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Joel Hanrahan has plenty of time to worry about retiring sluggers in the American League East Division. Right now, he faces more immediate tasks. "There's a lot of new faces to learn," Hanrahan said. "Unfortunately, the coaches don't always wear name tags." A deal that sent Hanrahan, 31, to..." March 07

  • Spring Training 2013 Red Sox Notes: Joel Hanrahan, Clay Buchholz, Lyle Overbay

    Over The Monster "It's a little surprising to hear before the season has even started, but free-agent-to-be and one of the newer Red Sox, Joel Hanrahan, has expressed interest in staying in Boston long-term. According to Peter Abraham, Hanrahan is "open" to the idea. Whether the Red Sox are similarly interested is..." February 20

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