Pirates Rumors: Dodgers, Red Sox Interested in Joel Hanrahan

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are among the teams that have expressed interest in Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.


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.

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