Joel Hanrahan Dealing With Soreness in Right Hamstring, According to John Farrell

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan throws the baseball to a New York Yankees batter in the sixth inning of a Grapefruit League game at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Fla. on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Just one day after being removed from a tie game after allowing two base runners, Joel Hanrahan has been shut down for the time being.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Hanrahan is dealing with right hamstring soreness, according to NESN’s Ricky Doyle. Farrell said that Andrew Bailey will close in the mean time. There has been no decision made whether Hanrahan will have to spend any time on the disabled list.

Hanrahan has an 11.57 ERA through six appearances so far in 2013. He has allowed six hits and walked five through 4 2/3 innings.

On Saturday Hanrahan entered a 1-1 ballgame and was lifted after walking Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist. The closer did not record an out in the appearance.

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