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Report: Joel Hanrahan looked “great” during his throwing session today

Apr 17, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

Joel Hanrahan AP

As expected, free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan held a throwing session for teams today as he attempts to land a contract in his return from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by someone who attended the session that he “looked great.”

It would probably be easier to list who wasn’t at Hanrahan’s throwing session today, as Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that 18-20 teams were on hand. The Mets were among them and could be a good fit for potential save opportunities, as Bobby Parnell is done for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and Jose Valverde might not have much left in the tank. While Hanrahan is making progress with his rehab, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star hears that he might not be ready until June.

Hanrahan, 32, made nine appearances with the Red Sox last season prior to undergoing surgery. He saved 76 games for the Pirates from 2011-2012.

  1. brownsbravescanes - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Definitely has the potential to be a steal for someone.

  2. musketmaniac - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    If the Hammer has his arm back he’s good to go. This guy gas the mental game, loves the ninth inning.

  3. musketmaniac - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    has the

    • unclemosesgreen - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      I liked it the first way – he totally gasses the mental game.

  4. thepittsburghkid - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    I would totally take him back on a home town discount. The pirates could shorten games to 6 innings.

  5. lukedunphysscienceproject - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Hey Hanrahan! Your wife……..oh never mind. Don’t want to get banned.

    Doubt anyone would get the reference anyway.

  6. jrs45 - Apr 18, 2014 at 5:19 PM


    Slap Shot 77.

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