The Boston Red Sox officially announced their acquisition of
Joel Hanrahan yesterday and named the veteran as their closer entering the 2013
season. Boston acquired Andrew Bailey last offseason, a player they expected to
be their closer of the future. It’s now unclear what the future holds for
Bailey, who will enter spring as the Red Sox setup man to Hanrahan, reports Jon
Heyman of CBS Sports.
#redsox wise to remake pen. andrew bailey, i think, will make a fine set-up man. plan to have hanrahan close makes sense
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 26, 2012