April 13, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan (52) walks to the dugout after being relieved during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Hanrahan’s Surgical Triple Play Complete


Former Sox closer (for a minute) Joel Hanrahan hit the trifecta Thursday and not in a good way.

While Dr. James Andrews was surgically repairing Hanrahan’s flexor tendon he also performed Tommy John surgery and  removed bone spurs from the pitcher’s elbow as well. The surgery will take Hanrahan out of action for all of the 2013 season and likely part of the 2014 season. With only a one-year deal in play with Boston, what it also certainly means is that we’ve seen the last of him in a Sox uniform.

Everything was wrong from the get go with Hanrahan. He was dinged up in the spring, never got on track and fizzled out before he even got a chance to flame on; essentially Eric Gagne incarnate.

Hanrahan posted a 9.82 ERA in nine games with Boston.

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  • John Fahrer

    They also changed his oil, checked his other fluids, changed his break pads, and rotated his tires.