Found May 11, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Joel Hanrahan
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
With news coming down on Saturday morning that Joel Hanrahan will need season-ending surgery, the Red Sox’ biggest need has finally emerged. Boston needs to bolster its bullpen. How the team chooses to do so remains to be seen. They could either try to pull someone up from the minors like Rubby De La Rosa, or address the need via trade. To hear how WEEI’s Rob Bradford and Mike Salk think the Red Sox will address the need, watch the video above.

Red Sox reliever Joe Hanrahan to undergo surgery

Boston Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan confirmed on Saturday morning that he would undergo season-ending surgery. Hanrahan’s flexor tendon is torn off the bone and he will meet with Dr. James Andrews next week for surgery. The surgery will keep Hanrahan out of action for six months and there is no guarantee that the right hander will not require Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox acquired...

Hanrahan needs surgery; season over

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery on his right forearm. The 31-year-old right-hander said Saturday the operation likely will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, probably next week. Hanrahan walked off the mound in the ninth inning of Monday's 6-5, 11-inning win over Minnesota after throwing a pitch. Obtained from Pittsburgh in an offseason trade, the...

Joel Hanrahan’s Injury Highlights Importance of Red Sox’ Other Offseason Bullpen Decisions

The Red Sox’ bullpen has fallen on tough times, yet the current situation still seems manageable. Now that Joel Hanrahan is sidelined for the foreseeable future, the team’s decision to acquire the former Pirates closer is hard to defend. But as bad as that deal looks, Boston’s other offseason bullpen decisions are what could ultimately save the Red Sox from a disastrous fate...

Joel Hanrahan Will Undergo Season-Ending Surgery, Long-Term Future in Boston Up in the Air

BOSTON — Joel Hanrahan’s season is officially over. Hanrahan confirmed on Saturday that he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his torn flexor muscle tendon. Surgery on the flexor tendon typically carries a six- to nine-month recovery period, according to the reliever, although there’s no official timetable for his return. Hanrahan, who was transferred to the 60-day...

Joel Hanrahan Says Elbow Injury ‘Doesn’t Look Good,’ Will Visit Dr. James Andrews for Further Direction Friday

Whatever happened to Joel Hanrahan’s elbow may be worse than everyone thought — but, then again, it could also be better. Hanrahan told he will visit Dr. James Andrews on Friday to get further diagnosis on his injured right elbow, which caused him to leave Monday’s game and land on the disabled list. The injury is being called a flexor muscle strain. Hanrahan said...

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan may miss rest of season

  Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, who pitched to just four batters on Monday, was placed on the 60 day disabled list on Thursday.  His visit with Dr. James Andrews revealed damage to the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm. As reported by Jason Mastrodonato of, "Hanrahan, who was on his way back from Alabama as of Friday afternoon, will discuss...

Red Sox RHP Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery

When the Boston Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 60-day disabled list before the results of his visit with Dr. James Andrews were announce it was evident bad news was on the horizon. There was speculation that the right-hander would miss the remainder of the 2013 campaign, and this was confirmed today. Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal reports that Hanrahan...

Red Sox Closer Joel Hanrahan to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

  According to the New England Sports Network, the Boston Red Sox worst fears became reality, when it was revealed that their closer Joel Hanrahan, will be sidelined for a year after having surgery. Hanrahan confirmed on Saturday that he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his torn flexor muscle tendon. Surgery on the flexor tendon typically carries a six- to nine-month...

Joel Hanrahan Placed on 60-Day Disabled List, Jose De La Torre Activated From Triple-A for First Stint in Majors

The Red Sox will be without Joel Hanrahan for much longer than originally anticipated. The team transferred the closer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL while he continues to battle elbow problems, taking him out of the equation until at least early July. With Andrew Bailey also currently on the shelf with a biceps strain, Junichi Tazawa is expected to remain as Boston’s...

Joel Hanrahan to have flexor tendon surgery, miss season

Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan's season is over after just 7 1/3 innings. The 31-year old right-hander will have flexor tendon surgery after tearing the muscle off the bone. He's expected to miss six to nine months following that surgery, but may also require Tommy John, which will extend his timetable even further. However, just beause the timeframe is listed at...

Joel Hanrahan To Have Season-Ending Surgery

Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan will undergo season ending surgery to repair his right flexor tendon.  The surgery essentially ends  Hanrahan’s career in Boston whose one-year deal worth $7.04 million expires at the end of the year. Hanrahan struggled early on as Boston’s closer and ended with a 9.82 ERA a 2.18 WHIP  in nine appearances.  The two-time All-Star has pitched...

Boston Red Sox News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Friday, May 10th

Twins 5 Red Sox 3 Boston Globe Boston Herald WEEI                CSNNE ESPN Boston NESN   Boston Globe Pete Abraham gives us the latest transaction of a busy week for the Red Sox where they placed Joel Hanrahan on the 60 day Disabled List.   Boston Herald

Character Exam is in Progress - Please Do Not Disturb

The Red Sox are facing their first real test this year, both on the field and off. On the field, they have lost 6 of 7, and are dealing with injuries to both regular closers. Joel Hanrahan was just moved from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL, and there is talk of surgery. Off the field, David Ortiz is being questioned for PED use and Clay Bucholz was questioned by Toronto media for...

Breaking: Hanrahan to have season-ending surgery

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Sam Galanis Contributing Writer The Red Sox are officially short a closer for good this season. Joel Hanrahan has made the decision to have season-ending surgery to repair a damaged flexor tendon in his throwing arm. The surgery, which will take place next week, has a rehabilitation period of six to nine months. Acclaimed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James...

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Jon Lester Tasked With Getting Sox Back on Track Against Jays

5:10 p.m.: Joel Hanrahan visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his throwing arm on Friday. The right-hander is dealing with an injury to his flexor muscle tendon, and he’ll be out at least two months after being transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. There is a possibility that Hanrahan’s season is over, but manager John Farrell said that no decision...
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