Apr 10, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan winds up against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Hanrahan throws for several teams


As he recovers from Tommy John surgery, Joel Hanrahan held an audition of sorts, throwing a bullpen session for several scouts of several teams.

Many beat writers are reporting that their teams were in attendance for the session; in fact, 16-18 teams were reported to be watching the former closer for the Pirates throw. The reaction to his outing ranged from “looked great” (according to someone talking to Nick Cafardo) and “not close” (according to someone talking to Andy Martino).

Among those in attendance were the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets, Royals, Tigers, Indians, and Rockies. Some that were not in attendance were the Astros, Twins, and Angels. The general consensus is that Hanrahan might not be ready until June.

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