Found May 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Boston Red Sox got news yesterday that Joel Hanrahan's surgery went well.  He underwent Tommy John surgery as well as flexor tendon surgery yesterday afternoon.  He will miss the rest of the season as well as the start of next season.  The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. According to the Boston Globe, Andrew Bailey will be the teams closer when he is activated from the disabled list.  That won't be until Monday, though.  Until then, the Red Sox will have to use whoever they can to get the ninth inning closed out.  Bailey has been sidelined with a right biceps strain. It's been a rough year for Red Sox closers.  Bailey landed on the 15-day disabled list, thus clearing the way for Hanrahan to become the team's closer.  Hanrahan had experience closing out games in Pittsburgh before coming to Boston.  Unfortunately, he started experiencing elbow discomfort.  Fears of the worst were soon confirmed as he was diagnosed with a UCL tear and a flexor tendon tear. Bailey has been injury prone since the Red Sox acquired him from the Oakland Athletics back in 2011.  Bailey pitched in just 19 games in 2012 because of injury.  So far this season, he has appeared in 13 games.  However, once he comes back from the DL, Bailey should get plenty of opportunity to make up for lost time.  He will just have to stay healthy going forward. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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