Fort Myers will feature a bevy of new faces this spring, as the Red Sox will take the field for the first time with their overhauled roster this week.
One of those new faces is closer Joel Hanrahan, who came over from Pittsburgh in late December. Hanrahan sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons to discuss his experience meeting his new teammates and coaches as well as his expectations for the upcoming season. He specifically touched on his affinity for racking up innings out of the bullpen.
“As a bullpen guy, you never tell the coach that you need to take the day off,” Hanrahan said. “… As a competitor, and definitely as a closer, you want to get every opportunity there is. But our bullpen is going to be so deep this year that guys are going to be able to take a day off and we’ll still be good.”
See more from the former Pirate in the video above.