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.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:17:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is seven weeks removed from a procedure that was comprised of Tommy John surgery as well as a repair of the right flexor tendon, and his arm is coming along well, he said on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio. "The first time I had ever really had any elbow problem was late 2009, that was the first time that I felt something," Hanrahan said. "I felt good all the time and then towards the end of the year, every year I'd start feeling a little something."
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:10:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey will likely regain the closer's role, fellow RP Joel Hanrahan believes. "... he's got the stuff to do it. He's got the experience. I think it's just, every pitcher goes through a tough stretch and unfortunately he's had it for a week there. I look for him to take that over."
Thu, 16 May 2013 16:42:54 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) wound up having Tommy John surgery on his elbow Thursday, May 16, and had his flexor tendon operated on, too.
Fantasy Tip: Hanrahan is done for this season and will miss at least the first month of next season, as well. Drop him in all leagues.
Sat, 11 May 2013 09:49:09 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) said that he has decided to undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a damaged flexor tendon in his right arm. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews and will require six to nine months of recovery time. If Andrews discovers ligament damage, Tommy John surgery could also be required.
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:20:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) is dealing with damage to his flexor tendon, which is the tendon that protects the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow. He will need to decide if he'll try resting or undergoing season-ending surgery.
Fantasy Tip: If Hanrahan chooses rest over surgery, he might be forced to refrain from throwing for as long as six weeks. That course of action may inevitably lead to surgery, too. Either way, this looks like a lost season for Hanrahan. Dumping him is your best option.
Fri, 10 May 2013 13:09:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan's (forearm) meeting with Dr. James Andrews Friday, May 10, confirmed a flexor tendon issue, and there doesn't appear to be any ligament damage. However, no decision has been made as to whether he will need surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Tommy John surgery could still be in Hanrahan's future if he elects to rest and rehab his arm and it doesn't fix the issue. Either way, Hanrahan doesn't figure to return to the team's bullpen any time soon. You shouldn't wait around to find out in mixed leagues.
Thu, 09 May 2013 12:49:58 -0700
The Boston Red Sox moved RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, May 9, to open a roster spot for RP Jose De La Torre. Surgery for Hanrahan is "definitely a possibility."
Fantasy Tip: It's looking more and more like Hanrahan will need Tommy John surgery or another major procedure on his right forearm. He won't be back any time soon, and with the other bullpen arms that can pitch in the ninth inning in Boston, he won't be saving ballgames in the near future, either. Drop him in most formats.
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:04:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) is dealing with a badly bruised and discolored right elbow, and he is now fearing that he might have a more serious injury than originally believed. The concern is that the flexor pronator strain in his forearm could also involved damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, which would require Tommy John surgery in a worst-case scenario. Hanrahan's initial MRI exam showed no structural damage.
Fantasy Tip: Hanrahan had a flexor pronator injury back with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010 but was rested and came out of that fine. This situation appears to be much worse, but we won't know exactly what his prognosis is until this weekend. Worst-case sceneario is that Hanrahan will miss the entire year and some of next season. Even if surgery isn't needed, though, he's likely to miss extended time. It's safe to drop him in deep mixed leagues at this point.
Wed, 08 May 2013 18:57:53 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have sent the MRIs on RP Joel Hanrahan's (forearm) injured right forearm to Dr. James Andrews and Dr. David Altchek for examination. Hanrahan will not be doing anything until the team hears from the doctors.