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.
There is interest in the hard-throwing Joel Hanrahan, not surprisingly, as he works his way back from May '13 elbow reconstruction.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Hanrahan said Farrell has told him he will set-up Bailey for time being
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
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
Joel Hanrahan slated to begin rehab assignment Friday at Pawtucket #RedSox
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
Hanrahan threw off mound today, first time since injuring hamstring. Plan: another Wed., then perhaps rehab assignment Fri. #redsoxtalk
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
CBSSports.com "Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday, confirms CBSSports.com'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
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
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
According to Farrell, #RedSox won't use Hanrahan for a few days, although no decision on a DL stint yet
Farrell said he's not going to "deviate" from Hanrahan being his closer.
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
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
ESPN.com "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
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
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