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52 Joel Hanrahan RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 10/6/1981 | Birthplace: Des Moines, IA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $7,040,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 443.67
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'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan returns this season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski acknowledged it's "highly unlikely" reliever Joel Hanrahan will pitch this season. "At this point I would say we're not counting on him at all. It does not sound encouraging," Dombrowski said.

Hanrahan suffered a setback this week in his comeback from Tommy John surgery.


Setback all but kills shot at return this year for Joel Hanrahan


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Reliever Joel Hanrahan has experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and has been shut down by the Tigers. The move all but eliminates any chance of him returning this season.

Hanrhan has been sidelined since early May 2013.


Joel Hanrahan unlikely to play this season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Tigers pitcher Joel Hanrahan is "still a longshot" to play this season, the Detroit News reports.

Hanrahan has been able to throw bullpen sessions over the last few weeks as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he remains without a timetable to return to action and has yet to face live hitters.


Joel Hanrahan moved to 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Tigers transferred pitcher Joel Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

Hanrahan, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, has yet to face live hitters, but did throw off a mound Friday.  


Joel Hanrahan completes 40-pitch mound session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan completed a 40-pitch mound session, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told MLB.com on Friday. Hanrahan is still not ready to live face hitters and remains without a timetable moving forward.

"He's thrown bullpens the last two weeks. They've gotten incrementally a little bit better, but not to where [he can take the next step]," Rand said.

Tigers still have no timetable for Joel Hanrahan


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski reiterated he has no timetable for the return of reliever Joel Hanrahan, who continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

"I don't think there were any expectations of timeframe, because I've dealt enough with people coming back from Tommy Johns and major surgeries like that," Dombrowski told MLive.com. "There's a lot of ups and there's downs and there's really not a lot of consistency."

Hanrahan has been throwing bullpen sessions consistently over the last week.

"There's been some times when he first threw that he threw very well," Dombrowski said. "But the thing is, when you start getting ready for the big leagues, you're talking about pitching back-to-back days. You're talking about throwing all your pitches. Really, there have been no expectations. Really, he's made progress, but I can't also say that he's close."


Joel Hanrahan takes step in recovery with bullpen session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Reliever Joel Hanrahan threw a bullpen session recently in Lakeland as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery that has prevented him from pitching this season.

Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in early May and has since been working to build arm strength.


Joel Hanrahan on track for bullpen session this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, continues to strengthen his arm through long-tossing. Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Hanrahan is on track for a bullpen session later this week, per MLB.com.

Joel Hanrahan aiming to face hitters this week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan, who's coming back from Tommy John surgery, is expected to face hitters in extended spring training this week, reports MLive.com. "He's stretched out again. We've got him back out there and throwing." head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told the website. "It's just a question of building up arm strength for him."

Hanrahan saved 76 games in 2011-12 with the Pirates before throwing just 7 1/3 innings for the Red Sox last year.


Joel Hanrahan set to throw to live hitters soon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Reliever Joel Hanrahan is closing in on the next step of his rehab from Tommy John surgery. He will soon start pitching to live hitters in bullpen sessions, MLive.com has reported.

The Tigers are desperate for help in the back end of the bullpen. Considering the struggles of Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain in trying to finish off opponents, he could work his way into the closer role. Hanrahan compiled 76 saves in 2011 and 2012 combined with Pittsburgh.


Joel Hanrahan slated to throw off mound this week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan is scheduled to resume throwing off a mound this week, MLB.com reports.

Hanrahan, who continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, has spent the last couple of weeks throwing bullpen sessions and long toss in the team's spring training facility in Florida. The team will continue to take a slow approach with Hanrahan as he regains his arm strength.

Tigers taking cautious approach with Joel Hanrahan


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan continues to throw bullpen sessions and long toss in the team's spring training facility in Florida, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

The team will likely take a cautious approach once Hanrahan is cleared to throw to hitters, general manager Dave Dombrowski told MLB.cm Friday. Hanrahan remains without a timetable.


Joel Hanrahan to face live batters in a week or two


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan, who's rehabbing from elbow surgery, continues to build arm strength and should face live hitters in a week or two, reports MLive.com. The website expects Hanrahan to start a rehab assignment next month and possibly rejoin the Tigers in late June.

When Hanrahan returns, the website expects him to be used primarily in the seventh inning, with Joba Chamberlain retaining the eighth-inning setup role.


Joel Hanrahan throws off mound


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Brad Ausmus has reported that Tigers veteran reliever Joel Hanrahan took a step toward recovery from elbow surgery by throwing a few pitches off the mound Tuesday, per MLive.com.

The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return, but will likely complete his comeback sometimes in June.


Report: Joel Hanrahan to be placed on DL by Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Just-signed reliever Joel Hanrahan will be placed on the disabled list by the Tigers and begin his minor league stint at Class A Lakeland. A corresponding 40-man roster move has yet to be announced.

His agent has estimated that it will take 5-8 weeks for Hanrahan to be ready to pitch at the big league level as he undergoes the final stages of his recovery from elbow surgery.


It's official: Joel Hanrahan hooks up with Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) The Tigers have officially announced the signing of free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan. It is a one-year contract with incentives.

The team hopes Hanrahan can bolster a bullpen that is the most suspect area of the team. He could work his way into the setup role behind closer Joe Nathan when he completes his recovery and rehab from Tommy John surgery.


Report: Joel Hanrahan signs with Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) The Tigers have signed free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, according to multiple reports. General manager Dave Dombrowski has scheduled a teleconference for this afternoon.

Hanrahan recently worked out for several teams and showed a low-90s fastball and a healthy elbow after having undergone Tommy John surgery. He will likely not return to a big league mound until at least June.

The former Pirates closer has not pitched since last May 6 with Boston. But he saved 76 games with Pittsburgh in 2011 and 2012 combined.


Five teams emerging as options to sign Joel Hanrahan


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Tigers, Yankees, Rangers, Red Sox and Rockies are believed to be the teams showing strong interest in free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Hanrahan is believed to have received multiple offers, with at least the Tigers, Yankees, Rangers, Red Sox and Rockies thought to be in the running to sign the two-time All-Star.


Joel Hanrahan might not pitch in majors until mid-June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The earliest free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan (elbow) will probably pitch in the majors is mid-June, a Mets official told the New York Post. The Mets continue to remain interested in signing Hanrahan.

Report: Joel Hanrahan not ready to negotiate with any team


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Reliever Joel Hanrahan is not yet negotiating with any team after throwing for scouts on Thursday, according to FoxSports.com, which is further reporting that he is expecting to field offers next week and that some teams are requesting medical exams.

Hanrahan has recovered from Tommy John surgery and has not pitched since last May. But he was among the premier closers in the sport for the Pirates in 2011 and 2012.


Many teams could be interested in signing Joel Hanrahan


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Reliever Joel Hanrahan is expected to draw a big crowd of scouts when he throws for teams in Tampa Thursday, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman suggests the Mets, Royals, Yankees, Athletics, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, Indians, Rays, Rockies, Rangers and Angels could all have interest in signing Hanrahan, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.


Report: Joel Hanrahan to show his stuff next week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Former Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan will hold a showcase for prospective teams next week, a source has told ESPN.com. Hanrahan, who underwent Tommy John surgery last May, has been linked to the Mets.

Hanrahan registered 76 saves in 2011 and 2012 combined with Pittsburgh.


Report: Mets still showing interest in Joel Hanrahan


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) The Mets are expected to be one of the teams in attendance when veteran reliever Joel Hanrahan (elbow) holds a pitching showcase in a few weeks, according to Newsday.

A source said Hanrahan has remained on the Mets' radar since the team dispatched scouts to watch the right-handed reliever throw in February.


Report: Joel Hanrahan could be close to signing with team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Former Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is throwing between 90-92 mph during workouts, according to FOX Sports. He could sign with a team fairly soon.

Joel Hanrahan hoping to sign before spring training ends


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Former Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan is hoping to sign with the club before the end of spring training, according to ESPN. 

Hanrahan is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and is in the recovery process. He pitched in just nine games last season due to the surgery. Hanrahan said he'll consider signing with all 30 teams.