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Red Sox showing interest in bringing back Joel Hanrahan

Feb 8, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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Despite posting a 9.82 ERA in 7 1/3 innings and having to undergo surgery on his right elbow last season, the Red Sox are considering bringing reliever Joel Hanrahan back, according to WEEI’s Rob Bradford. The Sox traded for Hanrahan and Brock Holt in December 2012, sending Ivan DeJesus, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, and Jerry Sands to the Pirates in return.

Hanrahan, 32, went on the disabled list after an appearance on May 6 against the Twins. He allowed one run in two-thirds of an inning. On May 16th, Hanrahan underwent Tommy John surgery, had his flexor tendon repaired, and had bone chips removed.

Hanrahan earned $7.04 million last season, but may have to settle for a minor league deal going into 2014.

The Red Sox were also one of the teams watching Ryan Madson audition, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo.

  1. doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

  2. Glenn - Feb 8, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    For the right price, he’s worth a gamble. Any serious money would be a mistake. Everyone forgets that Koji was Boston’s fourth option as closer last year and he ended up looking like vintage Eckersley. Bullpen arms are a crapshoot.

    • pastabelly - Feb 9, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      Not many really forget that Hanrahan and Bailey were both ahead of Uehara.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Feb 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    How about no?

    • pisano - Feb 9, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      Smart answer.

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