Joel Hanrahan Trade is Officially a Bust for Boston Red Sox
Very rarely can you determine the winner of a baseball trade after five months or call a trade a bust in such a short period of time.
Wed May 15, 2013
Shipping Back Up to Boston: Could Papelbon Solve Bullpen Woes?
As Paul Prims wrote here , the Sox bullpen is in a state of flux, filled with injury, inexperience and inconsistency.
Tue May 14, 2013
Franklin Out For Revenge After Manning's Prank
Orlando Franklin is turning to Twitter as he plots his revenge against Peyton Manning and Eric Denver after he was surprised with a a shaving cream pie-in-the-face on live television last week.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sims: Breaking Down Joel Hanrahan's Torn Flexor Tendon
Thirty-one-year-old closer Joel Hanrahan has had a rough start to his tenure with the Red Sox after being acquired from the Pirates in the offseason.
Sun May 12, 2013
Mark Melancon Finding Redemption With Pittsburgh Pirates
You know, the guy that the Boston Red Sox brought in before the 2012 season in hopes that he'd solidify the back of the bullpen, but instead blew up with a career-worst 6.20/1.27 ERA/WHIP over 45 innings in a disastrous year that saw him go from potential closer to being demoted to Triple-A? And neither do the Pittsburgh Pirates , who essentially ... (more)
Sat May 11, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Red Sox closer out for season
Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery on his right forearm, which will require a recovery time of six to nine months.
Wainwright's no-hit bid broken up in eighth | Baseball Notebook
Shelby Miller retired the last 27 Colorado batters Friday night, finishing with a one-hitter. A day later, the St.
Red Sox Closer Joel Hanrahan Will Miss Rest of Season Due to Forearm Surgery
The Boston Red Sox bullpen has been depleted with injuries throughout the 2013 season, and things are only going to get worse following deflating news about Joel Hanrahan's status.
Fri May 10, 2013
Boston Red Sox
Doubront to get extra rest, start Thursday
Left-hander Felix Doubront will continue working through his struggles in the rotation, Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Friday.
First pitch: Pirates-Mets
Emphatically applaud DK's tweet directing those who are happy with the prospect Joel Hanrahan is headed for surgery to unfollow him.
Major League Baseball
Professional stability fueling Grilli's success
For the first time in Pirates closer Jason Grilli's career, the former first-round pick finally has a sense of job security -- and what a difference it has made.
Sox move Hanrahan to 60-day DL, surgery possible
Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan will be sidelined at least two months and is scheduled to visit Dr.
Thu May 09, 2013
Boston Red Sox
Lester looks to lift Red Sox against ailing Blue Jays
When the Red Sox and Blue Jays meet for their third series on Friday at Fenway Park, it'll be a tale of two very different teams.
Hanrahan fears injury is worse than expected
The inside of his right elbow bruised and badly discolored, Boston Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan expressed concern Wednesday night that he may have sustained an injury more serious than originally thought.
Wed May 08, 2013
Major League Baseball
Bucs deriving strength from their schedule
There are 162 games on that schedule, and there are a multitude of variables in place each time two teams take the field within those 162 games, with starting pitching matchups being chief among them in importance.
Tue May 07, 2013
Notebook: Joel Hanrahan back on DL
Joel Hanrahan won't pitch any time soon, not after an MRI exam yesterday confirmed the Red Sox' initial diagnosis that the closer suffered inflammation and a strain of his right forearm in Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins.
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell plans to use Junichi Tazawa in the ninth inning after a forearm injury landed Joel Hanrahan back on the 15-day disabled list.
Mon May 06, 2013
Closer Issues Continue to Dog Boston Red Sox
The bullpen was supposed to be an area of strength for the Boston Red Sox . But after watching Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey struggle with the closer's role this season, it is getting to the point where the Red Sox might have to go get someone this summer if this continues.
Red Sox put Bailey (sore biceps) on disabled list
Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey has been placed on the disabled list with sore biceps, according to several reports .
Sat May 04, 2013
Call to the Pen
Pirates Pitching Spurs Revival
There has been a lot to celebrate lately for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli, here slapping five with catcher Russell Martin.