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Joel Hanrahan Released By Tigers, Needs Second Tommy John Surgery

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18. Hanrahan had his right elbow ligament replaced in May 2013 while with the Boston Red Sox, when he also had his right flexor tendon repaired. Detroit signed him to a $1 million, one...
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Joel Hanrahan to throw off a mound this week

The Detroit Tigers begin a series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight with a record of 31-22, first place in the American League Central. The Tigers are 11th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, but just 16th in team ERA. Despite the first place standing, the Tigers have had struggles in bullpen, particularly with Phil Coke and closer Joe Nathan, who although has 13 saves, has...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers sign reliever Joel Hanrahan

The Tigers are taking a gamble to add to their bullpen depth. According to multiple media reports Friday morning, they have reached a contract agreement with free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, who last pitched effectively in the majors with Pittsburgh in 2012. He moved to the Red Sox last season, but posted a 9.82 ERA in nine appearances before being shut down for Tommy John surgery...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Joel Hanrahan has offers, waiting to sign

Former closer Joel Hanrahan has received contract offers but is still in the deciding phase of where he wants to pitch for 2014, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.Source: Joel Hanrahan has received "a few" offers from interested teams, but is not close to signing at this time.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 21, 2014 The Mets, Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees and Rays...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Joel Hanrahan talking to multiple teams about a contract

Before he threw at his showcase, it was expected that right-handed pitcher Joel Hanrahan would impress scouts. Word from scouts is that Hanrahan looked fit and healthy. 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery, he was throwing pitches at 87-93 mph.Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that close to 20 teams watched Hanrahan and there are already multiple teams talking to him about a...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Indians scouting veteran closer Hanrahan

The Indians were one of nearly 20 teams that were on-hand to watch free-agent right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The All-Star closer is 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but scouts attending the showcase said Hanrahan looks to be ahead of schedule, already throwing 87-93 MPH. The Indians will likely...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: 'Best bet' is that New York signs Joel Hanrahan

The New York Yankees need help in the bullpen. They spent hundreds of millions of dollars in free agency, but will not go deep into the playoffs without a much improved bullpen. They are showing interest in reliever Joel Hanrahan, who is scheduled to work out for teams this Thursday.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe's "best bet" is that the Yankees will end up signing Hanrahan. Hanrahan...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Boston Red Sox Closer Situation

Last year at around this time for the Red Sox, it was set in stone that Joel Hanrahan, who had recently been acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates, was going to close out games for the 2013 season. Things could not have gone worse for the Red Sox in this respect, because he struggled mightily. He finished the 2013 season pitching in just nine games with a disapointing 9.82...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Continue To Check In On Joel Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan’s 2013 season was a disaster. A return to the Boston Red Sox isn’t out of the question, though. The Red Sox are one of the teams continuing to check in on Hanrahan, whose 2013 season was derailed by an elbow injury, according to’s Rob Bradford. Hanrahan reportedly plans to host an audition for interested teams at some point in March. Hanrahan, whom the...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Hanrahan ahead of schedule, plans to audition for teams soon

Back in early December, it was reported that Joel Hanrahan was on track to be 'game ready' for MLB duty in April or May of 2014. According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Hanrahan's progress is now 'ahead of schedule':Teams continue to check in on Joel Hanrahan, who is throwing off a mound, ahead of schedule. Expected to throw for teams in spring training.— timdierkes (...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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