Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, December 27:
The Red Sox acquired infielder Brock Holt, along with closer Joel Hanrahan, in the six-player deal with the Pirates on Wednesday.Holt, 24, a ninth-round pick of the Pirates in 2009 out of Rice Univ
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.
Mike Giardi has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday evening, including:
The Red Sox' acquisition of closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pirates, and . . .