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Joel Hanrahan out a few days with hamstring soreness

Apr 14, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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From beat writer Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald:

After a meeting this morning with Joel Hanrahan, manager John Farrell believes the Red Sox have identified a reason for the embattled closer’s early-season struggles.

Hanrahan has been dealing with soreness in his right hamstring since his second appearance of the season in New York, Farrell revealed today. And although Farrell called the situation “manageable,” he also conceded that it appears to have affected Hanrahan’s mechanics, specifically the drive he has been able to generate with his legs.

Hanrahan, who was acquired this offseason in a six-player trade with the Pirates, has surrendered six earned runs on six hits and five walks over his first 4 2/3 innings with Boston. The Red Sox will stay away from him for the next few days, using Andrew Bailey at closer instead. The rest should do Hanrahan some good.

  1. sabatimus - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Soreness in his right Albatross.

    • dondada10 - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Stomach Virus: Hangover :: Sore hamstring: General Awfulness

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Benching Hanrahan should help the Sox and give their starting pitchers more confidence.

  3. hojo20 - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Joel Hanrahan out a few days due to him just sucking.

    • andrewproughcfe - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      >”has surrendered six earned runs on six hits and five walks over his first 4 2/3 innings with Boston”

      How is this different from last year? Us Pirate fans were wondering why Boston was so high on him. Six runs in 4 2/3 innings was par for the course with him – give him a 3 run lead, and he gives up 2 solo homers, walks the bases loaded, and then strikes out three straight to win it by a hair. Reminds me of Mitch Williams when he was closing back in the ’90’s – “Wild Thing” for sure.

  4. oldpaddy - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I’d like to see koji close. He’s been fantastic and I love his antics.

  5. uyf1950 - Apr 14, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    I’m sure NOT many Red Sox fans are disappointed with that announcement.

  6. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Hey Sox. Quit trading for relievers. The most inconsistent position in baseball.

  7. modellforprez - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Hammer will be o.k. he is a soldier and be good for the long haul. was sorry to see him go. Beantown is lucky to have him

  8. rcali - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    He needs to mix in a salad.

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