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Joel Hanrahan to showcase for teams next week

Apr 11, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

Joel Hanrahan AP

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that reliever Joel Hanrahan will showcase for interested teams next week. He lists the Yankees, Mets, Angels, Rangers, Rockies, Royals, Red Sox, Athletics, and Rays as interested teams, but not the Tigers or Phillies.

Hanrahan, 32, had Tommy John surgery last May, just a month and change into his first season with the Red Sox. He posted a 9.82 ERA in 7 1/3 innings. After coming over to the Pirates from the Nationals at the end of June 2009, he turned a corner and developed into a lights-out reliever. In 2010, Hanrahan posted a career high in strikeouts (100) and a career-low in walks (26) in 69 2/3 innings. In 2011, the Pirates named him their closer and he posted a 1.83 ERA with 40 saves. The success continued in 2012, when he finished with 36 saves and a 2.72 ERA.

The Red Sox sent Ivan De Jesus, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, and Jerry Sands to the Pirates in December 2012 to acquire Hanrahan along with Brock Holt.

  1. sandpiperair - Apr 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM


    • ptfu - Apr 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      He’s no Dugong.

  2. righthereisay - Apr 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Pirates better sign Ray Searage to a long term contract.

  3. musketmaniac - Apr 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    giveaways or steals. before Neal H. Giveaways after steals.

  4. proudlycanadian - Apr 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    He might be a nice fit with the Yankees.

  5. tuucamaron - Apr 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM


  6. slaugin - Apr 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    If he hasn’t exercised since the injury, well than he will be extra fat.

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