Hanrahan Talking With Multiple Clubs Following Showcase

12:19pm: Hanrahan isn't yet negotiating with anyone but is expected to start taking offers next week, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitter).  Some teams have requested to see Hanrahan's medicals.

FRIDAY, 11:24am: The Twins aren't one of the teams talking contract with Hanrahan, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets.  There is similarly "nothing brewing" between Hanrahan and the Mets, The Record's Matt Ehalt reports.  The Astros, meanwhile, weren't at the tryout at all, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports (Twitter link).

THURSDAY: Upwards of 20 teams were on-hand today to watch free-agent right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa today, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (More specifically, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that there were 16 to 18 clubs on-hand). Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets that Hanrahan's agents at Reynolds Sports Management are already discussing a contract with multiple clubs after what proved to be a strong audition.

Among the attendees, according to Heyman, were the Red Sox, Yankees, Mets, Royals, Rockies and Indians. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets that the Twins were in attendance as well, while MLB.com's Jason Beck tweets that the Tigers, too, were one of the clubs in attendance. Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com adds (also via Twitter) that the Orioles, Blue Jays and Rays were present.

Hanrahan appears to be ahead of schedule, Heyman writes, as he was throwing as hard as 93 mph despite being just 11 months removed from Tommy John/flexor tendon repair surgery. Scouts told Heyman that Hanrahan looked "fit and healthy," while another who attended told Cafardo (Twitter link) that Hanrahan "looked great." Wolfson's tweet also mentions that Hanrahan looked impressive.

A two-time All-Star, Hanrahan posted a 2.59 ERA with 10.4 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 229 1/3 innings with the Pirates from 2009-12 before a trade that sent him to Boston last offseason.

18 Responses to Hanrahan Talking With Multiple Clubs Following Showcase Leave a Reply

  1. losbrushos 1 year ago

    Not saying they’ll sign him, but this type of deal has orioles written all over it.

    • Stephen J. Puopolo 1 year ago

      That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I do wonder if they would try to sign him to a minor league deal but my guest is he’ll most likely get a main roster invite.

  2. Denny Doyle 1 year ago

    Not sure what Red Sox are doing looking at him. Pawtucket is loaded with major league ready relievers (Workman, Britton, Layne, Hill, Hinjosa). Hanrahan never got to show off his stuff in Boston last year, but there just isn’t much room now.

  3. Mandelbrot 1 year ago

    Go get him Dipoto. God knows we need the help.

  4. nickgarciataria 1 year ago

    The Blue Jays need him. After Santos’s debacle yesterday.

    • Lucas Kschischang 1 year ago

      LOL, just lol.

      Literally one outing, in below freezing weather, and they need to replace him?

      • mmiller54 1 year ago

        It was really really bad though. That inning was the worst pitched inning I’ve ever seen.

      • nickgarciataria 1 year ago

        Well, now that he did it AGAIN last night… yes. And I don’t take weather as an excuse. The Twins/Royals pitchers did just fine in that weather.

  5. KJ4realz 1 year ago

    And the Phillies? I’d say relievers are a need… I’d say

  6. sflomenb 1 year ago

    Phillies should be all over this

  7. Tigers72 1 year ago


  8. Mike 1 year ago

    The Rangers need him.

  9. connfyoozed . 1 year ago

    A lot of teams need the 2010-11 Hanrahan. No team needs the 2012-2013 Hanrahan. Trust me when I tell you that the 2012 numbers are really deceiving.

    • Seamaholic 1 year ago

      Yup. Someone’s gonna waste a good deal of money on this, most likely.

      • connfyoozed . 1 year ago

        Hey, he could go back to previous form and be a stud, who knows? No one expected him to be any good for the Pirates in the first place. But no one should be banking on him saving their bullpen, either.

  10. ice_hawk10 1 year ago

    The Jays can’t be in on this, not seriously anyways. they already have a pretty stacked bullpen, Casey Janssen is on the comeback trail, and they have zillions of out-of-options middle-relief types in Happ, Rogers and Redmond. they already lost Jeremy Jeffress on a roster crunch. there’s simply no room for Hanrahan on this team.

    • Eric 1 year ago

      There is after watching yesterday’s collapse and santos almost blowing it again tonight. Something needs to be changed.

  11. Eric 1 year ago


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