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Here are the latest Joel Hanrahan rumors:
**Earlier today Rob Biertempfel reported that the Pirates are interested in Rick Porcello, but that the Detroit Tigers won’t deal him straight up for Hanrahan.
**Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers and Red Sox are showing interest in Hanrahan. Heyman notes that the Dodgers have starting pitching in Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. He also notes that a Red Sox package could feature multiple players, including a young pitcher.
Heyman notes that the Dodgers are considering a variety of relievers, including Chris Perez or Bobby Parnell.
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Wednesday he was working on a number of fronts to improve the ballclub, and that evidently includes conversations with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding closer Joel Hanrahan. Multiple...
According to John Perrotto, now that the Pirates have agreed to terms with Francisco Liriano, they have switched their trade preference in return for closer Joel Hanrahan. He mentions they are looking at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, as well as Jose Iglesias, the shortstop from the Boston Red Sox
Am told #Pirates now targeting #Dodgers SS Dee Gordon and #RedSox SS Jose...
While the Los Angeles Dodgers are “kicking the tires” on
late-inning relievers Joel Hanrahan and Brian Wilson, the club is not in on
free agent right-hander Rafael Soriano, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Dodgers still "kicking the tires" internally on both Joel Hanrahan & Brian Wilson with goal of deepening bullpen...not in on Rafael Soriano
— JIM BOWDEN...
The Red Sox already bolstered their bullpen by adding Koji Uehara, but the club might not be done adding arms to the equation.
The Sox are believed to have interest in Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, according to CBSSports’com’s Jon Heyman. The Dodgers, who have been dropping cash like nobody’s business this offseason, are reportedly also interested in the 6-foot-4 right-hander...
Jose Tabata was not happy when the Pittsburgh Pirates denied his request to play winter ball in his native Venezuela for a second consecutive offseason. In fact, the outfielder's agent went so far as to tweet that it was the Pirates' decision and not Tabata's. "It's hard because the fans in my country expect the big-leaguers to play winter ball," Tabata...
In Dominican League action from last night, Kris Johnson threw six shutout innings, allowing just one base hit, a third inning single with two outs. He also walked two and struck out three batters. Johnson has pitched brilliantly this DWL season, giving up just one earned run over 19.2 innings pitched. He has allowed only eight base hits, giving him a .127 BAA.
Alex Valdez went...
In Venezuelan League action from last night, Ryan Reid picked up his eighth save in dramatic fashion, He came on in the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead, a man on second base and one out. Reid struck out the next two batters to retire the side, then after his team went down in order in the top of the ninth, Reid came back out to try to close out the game. He struck out the first two...
The Red Sox have reportedly been talking to the Pirates about trading for closer Joel Hanrahan. Now, more news is coming to light about who those trade talks might have focused on.
The Pirates are targeting Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias and Dodgers shortstop prospect Dee Gordon, according to the USA Today’s John Perrotto. Initially, it appeared that Pittsburgh would be looking...
Joel Hanrahan is becoming a hot commodity, the Yankees are shopping for bats, and Bobby Abreu is hoping for a return to the majors.
According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Tigers have receivedalmost a dozenphone calls regarding starter Rick Porcello after the team officially announced the Anibal Sanchez signing.
Next up for the Tigers: Trading Rick Porcello. I’m told they had almost a dozen calls within 3 hours of news of Sanchez deal.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 17, 2012
That addition of Sanchez...
Nowhere to start here but with Andre Ethier rumors, right? Well, last time we left off on this rumbling, I was tackling a scenario where Ethier gets dealt and the Dodgers sign Nick Swisher, but there was one other frequently brought up possibility: Michael Bourn.
The Dodgers could pursue free agent center fielder Michael Bourn if they trade Andre Ethier, Rosenthal writes.
Clint Barmes is a strong defensive shortstop, but he struggled offensively batting .229 with eight home runs and 45 RBI in 2012. Barmes told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he is hoping for better offensive production this season.
At Friday night’s general Question and Answer session for season-ticket holders at Pirate Fest, one gentleman asked about the status of Josh Bell’s recovery from his knee problems. GM Neal Huntington talked about how his knee did not respond to the original procedure, so they took a step back and re-evaluated things. He then added “the knee responded well to the PRP injection...