Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Need a closer? Joel Hanrahan is available. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been shopping Hanrahan who saved 36 games last season. Hanrahan pitched well for the Pirates finishing with a 2.72 ERA and a 67/36 K/BB ratio last season. He made $4.1 million in 2012 and will get a raise over the winter in his last year of arbitration-eligibility. One team who has spoken to the Pirates about Hanrahan is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are actively pursuing a few different starting pitchers and would need to trade one member of their current roster. The name discussed with the Pirates is Chris Capuano. Capuano was 12-12 for the Dodgers last season making 33 starts and had a 3.72 ERA. The Pirates are also speaking to additional teams. Hanrahan was a All-Star last season. The Pirates remain active in trying to re-sign Jason Grilli. Reports have stated that Grilli has drawn some interest as a closer for next season. In ten big league seasons Grilli has saved five games. Karstens non-tendered On...
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