April 13, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan (52) pitches during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Joel Hanrahan still drawing interest from teams this off-season


I think it’s awesome when teams still show interest in guys who have had to undergo that major Tommy John Surgery. Especially when the surgery wasn’t that long ago.

Joel’ The Hammer’ Hanrahan was traded to the Boston Red Sox during the off-season last year along with some other players. He began the year in the bullpen for the Red Sox and was able to notch his 100th career save in early May.

He was later placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain but was then placed on the 60 day just 48 hours later. An MRI revealed that Hanrahan had a damaged flexor tendon in his right elbow which required season ending Tommy John Surgery.

Hanrahan finished the year with a record of 0-1, recorded four saves while posting a 9.82 ERA in only nine appearances for the World Series Boston Red Sox.

Now according to Tim Dierkes on Twitter, Hanrahan is currently ahead of schedule and is set to throw for some teams during Spring Training.

He has a career 3.85 ERA with 441 strike outs and 100 saves.

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