Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:27:48 -0800
Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is on the radar of the New York Mets, though a source said Sunday, Feb. 16, that the team's aggressiveness in pursuing Hanrahan will depend on how the team fares early in the season. He is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and isn't likely to be ready until mid-May.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:07:13 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is around two weeks behind his normal schedule, but he still expects to be ready by Opening Day. He's throwing a ball on flat ground at 120 feet without any problems, and he's resumed lifting weight and running. "Everything is feeling great -- no pain with it or anything like that. So my confidence is getting better," he said. Parnell will pitch more in B games early this spring to allow the team to control the settings of games. The Mets are still looking to add a veteran pitcher with late-innings experience as a safety blanket. They watched free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) throw last week and are interested in free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels), too.
Fantasy Tip: Vic Black is the in-house option to take over in the ninth to start the year if Parnell isn't ready.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:01:38 -0800
The New York Mets watched free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) throw a light bullpen session Friday, Feb. 7. He is expected to throw for interested clubs in a "showcase" workout early next month, according to agent Mike Dillon.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:50:17 -0800
Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is throwing at 75 percent intensity every other day, but it's unlikely he'll be ready to go on Opening Day. He's expected to be good to go in April or May.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:40:45 -0800
Now that the Seattle Mariners signed RP Fernando Rodney to be their closer, the chances of Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter serving as the closer to start the year have gone way up. The Orioles were one of the finalists to land Rodney for their bullpen. Hunter would like the chance to close if he's not a candidate for the starting rotation. Manager Buck Showalter has said RPs Darren O'Day and Ryan Webb won't be in line to pitch in the ninth on a regular basis. Baltimore continues to keep tabs on free-agent RPs Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) and Andrew Bailey (Red Sox), however.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:51:51 -0800
Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is making progress in his recovery from elbow surgery and will throw for interested teams when he's close to 100 percent healthy, which could be in around a month. ESPN's Buster Olney speculates that the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles could be good fits.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:48:24 -0800
The New York Mets continue to search for a closer type pitcher, despite the signing of RP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal Monday, Feb. 3. Free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) may be the club's top choice, but RPs Kevin Gregg (Cubs), Ryan Madson (Angels) and Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) are also on the radar.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:13:49 -0800
Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan will work out for teams in spring training. Hanrahan is currently throwing off a mound, earlier than anticipated. He had season-ending surgery on his elbow in May and has attracted attention from clubs wishing to see him work out.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:47:54 -0800
Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) (elbow) is expected to throw by the end of spring training and be ready by late April or early May. He is generating lots of interest.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:53:10 -0800
The Boston Red Sox did not extend a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but the team could still re-sign him at a reduced price for a longer term. Also, free-agent SS John McDonald and RP Joel Hanrahan didn't receive offers.