St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan
underwent surgery on Thursday to repair his flexor tendon and also had Tommy
According to Mike Dillon, one of Hanrahan's representatives, the procedures
were deemed successful.
Bone spurs were also removed during the surgery that was performed by Dr.
James Andrews. Hanrahan won't pitch again in 2013 and could miss the start of
Hanrahan, set to become a free agent after the season, appeared in just nine
games for the Red Sox this season, his first with the club after developing
into a reliable closer with Pittsburgh over the past two years. He was 0-1
with four saves and a 9.82 ERA in his limited action in 2013, having missed
the final two weeks in April with a hamstring strain.
The right-hander converted 76 saves in 84 opportunities over the past two
years for the Pirates. He is 22-18 with 100 saves and a 3.85 ERA in 362 games,
all but 11 out of the bullpen, during a seven-year career with Boston,
Pittsburgh and Washington.
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