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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

Joel Hanrahan Re-ups with the Tigers

Joel Hanrahan as a member of the Red Sox in 2013. Bob Nightengale of the USA Today is reporting that the Tigers and relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan have agreed to a one year, 1 million dollar minor league contract. Nightengale also reports that Hanrahan can earn an additional 2.5 million in active roster bonuses. Exact terms of the deal have not yet been announced, mostly because the...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Hanrahan Drawing ‘Strong Interest’ From Red Sox, Others

Joel Hanrahan is inching his way toward a major league return, and it appears there’s no shortage of interest in the former All-Star closer. The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies are believed to be among the teams showing “strong interest” in Hanrahan, according to’s Jon Heyman. Hanrahan reportedly is believed...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Among Five Finalists In Hanrahan Hunt

(Boston Herald Photo)According to Jon Heyman of, the Red Sox are among five serious teams looking to sign reliever Joel Hanrahan. The other four clubs are: The Evil Ones, the Rockies, the Tigers and the Rangers. Hanrahan is about one year out from Tommy John surgery, and impressed scouts at his recent open workout (hitting the mid-90s on radar guns). Hanrahan has always...
Via FenwayNation
April 30, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Hanrahan Will Throw For Sox And Empire

Hanrahan At FenwayA bevy of major league scouts—including those from the Red Sox and Yankees—will witness a workout today by former Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan. While Boston seems to have found their closer answer in Koji Uehara, his recent health scare (not to mention the circumstances that led to Koji last year) suggests that 'more is more' in today's bullpen. Hanrahan had...
Via FenwayNation
April 17, 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...
Via CLNS Radio
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

Hanrahan To Be Checked On By Multiple Teams

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)According to Tim Dierkes of, multiple teams are expected to check in on former Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan in Spring Training. Hanrahan is already throwing off a mound—well ahead of schedule—from his May 2013 elbow surgery. The big right-hander was a major disappointment with The Carmine Hose (9.82 ERA in 9 games), but—indirectly...
Via FenwayNation
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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