Joel Hanrahan Deal Has Red Sox Trading ‘Spare Parts’ for One of MLB’s Best Closers (Video)


Whether the Red Sox need another closer or not, they appear to be getting one — and for a pretty good price.

Pittsburgh’s Joel Hanrahan, who has been one of Major League Baseball’s best shutdown pitchers in recent seasons, is reportedly on his way to Boston in exchange for several Red Sox prospects. While details are still in flux, it appears that Boston will get a key bullpen piece and only give up what The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham calls “spare parts.”

Abraham chatted with Adam Pellerin on NESN Daily as the trade developed. See what he had to say about the deal, as well as what it means for the rest of the Boston bullpen, in the video above.

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