Boston reliever Joel Hanrahan needs surgery, out for season

BOSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan said Saturday he needs surgery to repair a torn flexor muscle and will be out the rest of the season.

MLB: Boston 3, Toronto 1

TORONTO, May 2 (UPI) -- Joel Hanrahan finished off three scoreless innings by the Boston bull pen Thursday, preserving the Red Sox' 3-1 win over Toronto.

Red Sox place closer Joel Hanrahan on 15-day disabled list

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Tuesday.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Boston 5

BOSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Manny Machado's three-run homer highlighted a five-run ninth inning Wednesday that rallied Baltimore to an 8-5 victory over Boston.

MLB: Boston 3, Baltimore 1

BOSTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava broke open a scoreless deadlock with a three-run homer in the seventh inning Monday, sending the Boston Red Sox over Baltimore 3-1.

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Red Sox trade for reliever Joel Hanrahan

Red Sox trade for reliever Joel Hanrahan

BOSTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox acquired relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player trade announced Wednesday.

MLB: Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Zack Cozart put Cincinnati ahead with a ninth-inning RBI double Sunday and the Reds held on to post a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 1

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen's one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth Saturday boosted the Pittsburgh Pirates over Cincinnati 2-1.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 0

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Correia fired seven shutout innings and Starling Marte backed him with a two-run triple Monday in Pittsburgh's 3-0 whitewash of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 6

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Garrett Jones drove in two runs, including an RBI double during a big fourth inning Saturday, and Pittsburgh notched a 7-6 win over over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Corey Hart smashed a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, boosting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 0

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Wandy Rodriguez and three relievers combined on a five-hitter Wednesday in bringing Pittsburgh a 5-0 blanking of St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens threw seven scoreless innings and Michael McKenry triggered a big fifth inning with an RBI double Saturday in Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- James McDonald threw six shutout innings Friday and four Pittsburgh relievers preserved a 2-1 win over St. Louis in the opener of a critical series.
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Joel Hanrahan
USA's Joel Hanrahan pitches against Japan during the eighth inning of their World Baseball Classic semifinal game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on March 22, 2009. Japan won 9-5. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Joel Ryan Hanrahan (born October 6, 1981 in Des Moines, Iowa), nicknamed The Hammer, is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After graduating Norwalk High School in Norwalk, Iowa, he turned down a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Nebraska and entered the June 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. At that time, he was ranked as the 70th-best prospect in the nation by Baseball America. He was drafted in the second round (#57) and signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In his first full season with Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, Hanrahan went 7-7 with an Earned Run Average of 5.05 in 25 games. He ranked second on the club with 22 starts and third with 119.1 innings pitched. He batted .281 on the season and hit a home run on May 4 against Tucson and posted a 4.11 ERA at home and 6.39 mark on the road in the Pacific Coast League.

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