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.


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9 Comments on "Free Agent Notes: Santana, Burres, Hanrahan, Madson"


GoGreen_GoSoylentGreen
1 year 5 months ago

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

Alpez16
1 year 5 months ago

Twins fans

John LeClair
1 year 5 months ago

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

johnsilver
1 year 5 months 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.

Jonny Boy Clutch
1 year 5 months ago

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

Adrian Gonzalez
1 year 5 months ago

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

pft2
1 year 5 months ago

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

johnsilver
1 year 5 months 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.

pft2
1 year 5 months ago

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