Found May 12, 2013 on Ted's Army:
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan confirmed that he will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon muscle in his right arm. He's also not out of the woods for possible Tommy John surgery, either. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. It will be determined then if Hanrahan also needs Tommy John surgery for his ulnar collateral ligament. The recovery time is about 6-9 months for the flexor surgery. Tommy John surgery would mean a year away. "Initially, I thought there might be a decision to make, then after talking with him (Andrews), he basically walked in, looked at my arm, touched it and said it really wasn't a decision. I think the flexor pretty much tore right off the bone. So it wasn't really a decision, it was just a matter of what kind of surgery it was going to be and as of now, it's going to be the flexor," Hanrahan said. "When he gets in there and takes a look, it could be worse, it could be not as bad, but that's kind of where we're at right now." Globe: Joel Hanrahan out for season Well folks, we may have seen the last of Joel Hanrahan in a Red Sox uniform. Hanrahan will be a free-agent after the 2013 season. The Sox may want to bring him back, but will he be damaged goods? Will that be an injury that will be an issue in the future? The Sox are again without a closer, which is a prreeettyyy important position to have a healthy arm. Junichi Tazawa isn't going to be the guy...clearly. The Sox are running low on options. Making a trade would wear their offense thin. The bullpen needs the help, so there is no taking away from there. Don't even think about touching the starting rotation. Andrew Bailey's biceps better heal quickly, but he'll probably end up on the DL again. The Sox are screwed. Related: Herald: Notebook: Joel Hanrahan's year ends | The rest of the links: Herald: Sox can't finish up | Chamberlain scolds Rivera before Yankees game | AL roundup: Johnson sent back to Triple-A after loss to Twins | Hot streaks | Best of show | Ortiz hit list | Pure and simple: Ortiz is a hitting machine | WEEI: David Ortiz to Dan Shaughnessy: 'Look who it is' | Red Sox lineup: Ortiz out, Mike Napoli at designated hitter | ESPN Boston: Sox struggling in RISP situations | Buehrle a bit better than Buchholz | Middlebrooks diary: Battling stumps

Red Sox pitcher Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery

    BOSTON—In  what has been a very rough season for Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan, he received more bad news on Friday. According to WEEI, the following tweet signaled season-ending surgery for the reliever. Definately not the way I wanted my time here with the Red Sox to go, hopefully ill get a chance to show #RSN the real pitcher I am someday. Tony Lee of indicates...

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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 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...

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...

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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 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

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...

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