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Joel Hanrahan is still the closer, but for how long? Red Sox manager John Farrell showed on Saturday that he’s not afraid to make a big-time decision when it comes to the late innings, and that means Hanrahan is very much on the hot seat going forward. Farrell turned to Hanrahan in the ninth inning of a tie game on Saturday, but it wasn’t long before the skipper had seen enough. Just two games after Hanrahan surrendered five earned runs in the ninth inning of a blown save against the Orioles, the right-hander walked the first two Rays hitters he faced, which prompted Farrell to make the boldest – and wisest – move he’s made as manager of the Red Sox. Farrell yanked the struggling Hanrahan in favor of Koji Uehara, who has been impressive early on this season. Uehara responded by retiring the next three hitters to send the game into extra innings, where the Red Sox eventually walked away with a 2-1 victory. Farrell wasn’t ready to make any changes regarding his relievers after Saturda...
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