Found December 27, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
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The Boston Red Sox have completed a six player deal that will bring Joel Hanrahan to the team in exchange for Mark Melancon and prospects. It is a deal that was first reported last weekend, but has now been consummated and made official on Wednesday. The Red Sox have made no secret that Hanrahan will serve as the team’s closer, and that there will be no competition between he and Andrew Bailey, who was the incumbent closer from last season, once he came back from a lengthy injury. The official deal has the Red Sox acquiring Hanrahan and Brock Holt from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Melancon, Yankory Pimentel, Jerry Sands and Ivan DeJesus. Melancon was acquired from the Houston Astros last offseason, but he failed to replicate the same success in Boston that he produced in Houston in 2011. Pimentel and Sands were acquired by the Red Sox in the blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that helped Boston clear payroll by unloading Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh ...
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