There are plenty of teams in need of a closer right now and I’d venture to guess a good portion (possibly all of them) will be in attendance for Joel Hanrahan‘s upcoming showcase which he intends to hold next week.
The former closer is on the mend from Tommy John surgery and is looking to secure himself a Major League contract. In effort to do that, Hanrahan will put his skills on display according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
Reliever Joel Hanrahan, 11 months removed from TJ surgery, will hold a showcase for teams next week, says a source.
This would be the second ‘showcase’ for Hanrahan who threw a session for a handful of teams last month and was clocked at around 92 to 93 mph, but that wasn’t an ‘official’ showcase like the one he’s putting on next week.
The New York Mets have been one team to reportedly show interest in Hanrahan, but given the struggles of so many closers around the league, they’ll certainly have competition in a bid for his services.