PHOENIX - Part of what soured the Red Sox on long-term, nine-figure free agent deals was the bad experience they had with Carl Crawford, and to a lesser extent, Adrian Gonzalez.
BOSTON Fenway Park is one of the four ballparks in which Joel Hanrahan has never pitched. The new Red Sox closer had never even visited the ancient park before Tuesday.
From Comcast SportsNetBOSTON (AP) -- If Joel Hanrahan can do for the Boston Red Sox what he did against them, they should be very happy with their new closer.In the first of his two All-Star season
Eliminating any possibility of on-going speculation, Red Sox manager John Farrell told newly acquired Joel Hanrahan the right-hander will be the teams closer going into the 2013 season.
UPDATE: Saturday 10:15p - According to Gordon Edes, Mark Melancon could also be included in the trade for Joel Hanrahan.