Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/26/12
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Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt are heading to Boston, but not without first saying farewell to Pittsburgh. The two said their goodbyes to the Pirates and the team’s fans through Twitter on Wednesday, each sending out a message of thanks to the organization they had just parted ways with. Thank you to the @Pirates and the Pirate fans and city of Pittsburgh for 3+ great years! I enjoyed every minute of it!!!— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) December 26, 2012 Thank you @Pirates for everything...enjoyed my stay and learned a lot!! Good people in that organization!!— Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) December 26, 2012 Next, they turned their sights to Boston, each expressing excitement about what the future will have in store for them. I'm very excited to be joining the @RedSox and look forward to joining the great history of Boston and making some new history!!!— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) December 26, 2012 Excited to join the @RedSox!!! Looking forward to being part of something special!!! #RedSoxNation— Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) December 26, 2012 The two were acquired by the Red Sox in a six-player trade made final on Wednesday, with Mark Melancon and three minor leaguers heading to Pittsburgh in the deal. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@RedSox
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