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

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Lots of teams watched Joel Hanrahan throw today.

  2. Joel Hanrahan to showcase for teams next week

    Apr 11, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan will show off for interested teams in the hopes of finding work after having recovered from Tommy John surgery.

  3. Mets expected to attend throwing session for Joel Hanrahan

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    With Bobby Parnell headed for Tommy John surgery, the Mets could be a match for free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan.

  4. 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…

  5. The Mets are willing to spend to add a “closer type”

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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    The Mets signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract today, but they aren’t done attempting to improve their bullpen. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source unaffiliated with the team that the Mets “have allotted dollars” to add a closer-type. Bobby Parnell is the incumbent at closer, but…

  6. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  7. A bunch of players were claimed off waivers today

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Today we saw an unusual amount of players claimed off waivers. They can probably best be described as 40-man roster stocking stuffers. Here’s a quick look at the busy day of transactions: The Blue Jays claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox Morel hit 10 homers in 126 games with the…

  8. Grant Balfour’s deal with Orioles in “serious jeopardy” due to shoulder issue

    Dec 19, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

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    The Orioles reportedly reached a two-year, $15 million deal with free agent closer Grant Balfour earlier this week, but the agreement has hit a snag. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Balfour’s deal with Baltimore is in serious jeopardy due to issues with his physical that “need to be resolved.” While the signing was supposed…

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  10. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  11. Red Sox’s turnaround more about incumbents than newcomers

    Sep 21, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v San Francisco Giants

    We’ve heard it a million times now: the Red Sox changed the clubhouse culture for the better when they brought in Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster over the winter. And that’s certainly true. I imagine this has been the best Red Sox team to cover in several years, and they do,…

  12. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  13. Jason Grilli exits game with right forearm discomfort

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    One of the best feel-good stories of the season took an unfortunate turn this evening, as ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pirates closer Jason Grilli left a game against the Nationals in the ninth inning with right forearm discomfort. Grilli was in obvious pain after he threw a pitch that was fouled off by Steve…

  14. Red Sox activate Andrew Bailey from the disabled list

    May 20, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    As expected the Red Sox have activated Andrew Bailey from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the past three weeks with a strained biceps. Before the injury Bailey had taken over as the Red Sox’s closer and he’ll almost surely reclaim ninth-inning duties right away. Joel Hanrahan‘s season-ending elbow surgery means that Bailey doesn’t…

  15. Jason Grilli continues to dominate

    May 19, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Pirates closer Jason Grilli spent most of his 20′s and early 30′s bouncing from organization to organization — he pitched for the White Sox, Tigers, Rockies, and Rangers. Between 2004-09, working almost exclusively as a reliever, he posted a 4.62 ERA. He suffered a knee injury during spring training in 2010 with the Indians, forcing…

  16. Joel Hanrahan undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 16, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

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    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, confirmed that his client had Tommy John surgery to repair…

  17. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  18. Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery on flexor tendon

    May 11, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    It was pretty clear that Joel Hanrahan was dealing with a serious injury when the Red Sox moved him to the 60-day disabled list earlier this week, but now we have some clarity on the situation. And it’s not good. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Hanrahan confirmed this morning that he will…

  19. Red Sox transfer Joel Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list

    May 9, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Even before Hanrahan’s meeting with Dr. James Andrews the Red Sox are placing him on the 60-day disabled list, which means no matter what the exam finds he won’t be eligible to pitch again until July. It’s an unusual move, at least timing-wise, and certainly suggests the Red Sox think he’s seriously injured. ==========…

  20. Red Sox put Joel Hanrahan on DL, call up Allen Webster, demote Felix Doubront to bullpen

    May 7, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Joel Hanrahan exited Monday night’s game with a strained forearm and the Red Sox have placed him on the disabled list. Manager John Farrell has already said that Junichi Tazawa, not Koji Uehara, will serve as the fill-in closer with both Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey on the shelf. And to add another arm to the…

  21. Junichi Tazawa is going to be the Red Sox’ closer

    May 7, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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    John Farrell was on MLB Network Radio today and was asked about his closer situation, what with Joel Hanrahan leaving Monday’s game with forearm soreness: “We’d look to close Tazawa, keep Koji in the 8th inning role. Fortunately we have some depth internally” Koji being Koji Uehara, of course, who many probably assumed would be next…

  22. Joel Hanrahan exits game with injury

    May 6, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have already lost one closer to the disabled list. They lost another tonight as Joel Hanrahan exited tonight’s game against the Twins after allowing a game-tying solo home run to Brian Dozier that reset the game at five apiece. Hanrahan got to 1-1 against his final batter, Josh Willingham, before throwing three straight…

  23. Red Sox place Andrew Bailey on DL, activate Craig Breslow

    May 6, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Andrew Bailey‘s stint as Red Sox closer was short-lived because he’s been placed on the disabled list with right biceps inflammation. To take his place on the roster and in the bullpen the Red Sox activated Craig Breslow, who’s been on the DL all season with a shoulder injury, but Joel Hanrahan will get a…

  24. Andrew Bailey will have an MRI on his right arm Monday

    May 5, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore right biceps muscle Monday. And a 15-day disabled list stint seems likely to follow, no matter what the test results show. Bailey was able to steal Boston’s ninth-inning job away from Joel Hanrahan…

  25. Joel Hanrahan converts save with Andrew Bailey unavailable due to biceps soreness

    May 2, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    When Joel Hanrahan was activated from the disabled list earlier this week, Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to stick with Andrew Bailey in the closer role. That arrangement didn’t last long, as Hanrahan converted the save in tonight’s 3-1 win over the Blue Jays because Bailey was unavailable due to biceps soreness. Bailey told…

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