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MLB Injury News:
When the Boston Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the
60-day disabled list before the results of his visit with Dr. James Andrews
were announce it was evident bad news was on the horizon. There was speculation
that the right-hander would miss the remainder of the 2013 campaign, and this
was confirmed today. Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal reports that
Hanrahan will require season-ending surgery to repair the torn flexor tendon in
Hanrahan said there wasn't really even a choice -- with the flexor tendon torn off the bone, surgery is a must. It'll end his season.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) May 11, 2013
Hanrahan will be out for at least six weeks due to the
procedure, which Evan Drellich of Mass Live reports will take place next week.
During the operation, it will be determined if Hanrahan will require additional
surgery – possible Tommy John – which could sideline him for a year.
In Hanrahan’s absence, the Red Sox will use Andrew Bailey as
closer once he returns from the disabled list. Hanrahan and Bailey are Boston’s
only two pitchers to record saves so far this season, but Junichi Tazawa is
expected to fill the role until Bailey returns.
The Red Sox acquired Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates
over the offseason along with Brock Holt in exchange for Stolmy Pimentel, Ivan
De Jesus, Mark Melancon and Jerry Sands. To add insult to the injury, Melancon –
who struggled during his brief stay with the Red Sox – owns a 0.50 ERA with 18
strikeouts and no walks over his first 18 innings pitched this season.
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