• Red Sox get closer Hanrahan in six-player deal

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 26, 2012
    "When people look back on me as a Pirate, that's the one that stands out the most to them," Hanrahan said Wednesday after being obtained in a six-player trade. Andrew Bailey, Boston's presumed ninth-inning man for 2013, has been moved to a setup role in favor of the centerpiece of Wednesday's six-player trade with Pittsburgh, right-hander Joel Hanrahan. The Red Sox said they vetted that matter and that adding a pitcher of Hanrahan's caliber is a rare opportunity. "But as this offseason evolved, acquiring Hanrahan was a chance to do just that, and that's to improve the overall team and to add a guy with his performance history." The Red Sox also announced the signing of free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who agreed to a one-year contract early last week. The Red Sox already have obtained right-handers Ryan Dempster and Koji Uehara, outfielders Shane Victorino and Johnny Gomes and catcher David Ross. "Jerry Sands has impressed our scouts with his well-rounded tools package, highlighted by his ability to command the strike zone as a hitter and drive the ball for extra-base hit potential," Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington said upon announcement of the deal.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Shortly after trade, Sox install Hanrahan as closer

      The Red Sox took Andrew Bailey out of the closer's role Wednesday, when they acquired Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan in a six-player trade.
      Source: MLB.com
    • BoSox get All-Star closer Hanrahan from Pirates

      BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pirates acquire four players in deal with Boston

      The move anticipated for months and known for days became official on Wednesday, when the Pirates formally dealt closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston as the centerpiece of a six-player trade.
      Source: MLB.com

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