Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 12/26/12
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After hearing on Sunday that there will be no news on the Pirates and Red Sox deal for Joel Hanrahan until after Christmas, we hear news this afternoon from Peter Gammons on Twitter that the deal is done. No details as of yet, but if he is saying the deal is done, I’d expect them shortly. -JD They were right. The Hanrahan deal was finished after Christmas, as in done today, Boxing Day — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 26, 2012 UPDATE 12:35pm: Ken Rosenthal confirms deal is done and players involved are being told before it is announced. -JD Sources: Hanrahan trade is done. Players involved being informed by #RedSox and #Pirates. Don’t know exact names yet. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 26, 2012 UPDATE 12:45 PM: Rosenthal reports three of the players coming back to the Pirates are known. Source: Melancon is among players going from #RedSox to #Pirates for Hanrahan, as previously reported. Sands, Pimentel also in, per reports. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 26, 2012 UPDATE 12:47 PM: Jon Heyman reports Brock Holt is the second player going to Boston. #redsox announce they have acquired hanrahan and brock holt in 6 player trade — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 26, 2012 UPDATE 12:48 PM: Heyman has the last name, Ivan De Jesus, who is a middle infielder. dejesus is other names to #pirates — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 26, 2012
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