Free Agent Notes: Santana, Burres, Hanrahan, Madson

Johan Santana will throw for interested teams at some point soon, Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com tweets. When he does, the Twins will be in attendance. Yesterday, Santana himself indicated that he had begun throwing off a mound, the latest step in his recovery from shoulder surgery. Here are more notes on free agents, all of them pitchers.

  • Brian Burres threw for teams on Thursday, and he will throw again on Monday in Florida, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned. Burres last appeared in the big leagues in 2011 with the Pirates. He spent 2012 in the Giants' system, and 2013 in Taiwan.
  • The Red Sox continue to "check in on" reliever Joel Hanrahan, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports (via Twitter). Hanrahan's agent told MLBTR yesterday that Hanrahan would host a showcase for interested teams in March. Hanrahan is making his way back after a 2013 season mostly lost to elbow troubles. 
  • The Red Sox watched Ryan Madson on Friday in Arizona, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets. Like Hanrahan, Madson is a once-dominant reliever trying to make his way back after dealing with elbow problems. The Phillies are among the teams that have shown interest in Madson, who last appeared in the big leagues in 2011 as a Phillie.


9 Responses to Free Agent Notes: Santana, Burres, Hanrahan, Madson Leave a Reply

  1. GoGreen_GoSoylentGreen 1 year ago

    Who doesn’t want to see Johan with the Twins again?

  2. John LeClair 1 year ago

    ME! I wanna see him with the Red Sox! However my 2nd choice would be the Twins.

  3. johnsilver 1 year ago

    I’d be interested in Hanrahan of that bunch listed above, but only if Boston can get a team option for 2015 at a reasonable cost.

  4. Jonny Boy Clutch 1 year ago

    I would love to see the red sox take a chance on any one of those guys

  5. Adrian Gonzalez 1 year ago

    It’s not that I totally love the idea, but will like to see someone from the White Sox attend his showcase.

  6. pft2 1 year ago

    Red Sox have so many RP’ers why would anyone consider them if they have other offers?

    • johnsilver 1 year ago

      relievers are a volatile commodity from 1 year to the next. Never hurts to have as many as you can. A guy, like either Hanrahan, or Madson that’s hurt and could stash on the 60 day DL to start the season, then injury rehab before they are ready could be a fresh arm bu the AS break when always incurred injuries come about and fresh also.

      Look at Boston now.. They just signed another veteran retread in Resop.. Can’t have enough.

  7. pft2 1 year ago

    Red Sox have so many RP’ers why would anyone consider them if they have other offers?

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