The Dodgers are showing interested in Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, but they have a little company. The Red Sox are said to have an interest as well.
Beyond Hanrahan, the Dodgers have shown interest in several late-inning arms this offseason, including Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez and Bobby Parnell of the New York Mets. Los Angeles is viewed as a potential match with the Pirates given the availability of veteran starters Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang.
While the Pirates are seeking a starting pitcher, the Red Sox package “might instead feature multiple players, including a young pitcher,” according to Heyman.
Pittsburgh has been willing to discuss trading Hanrahan since they re-signed veteran reliever Jason Grilli, who could close for the club. Some have even reported that the Pirates are pushing to move Hanrahan this winter.