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 . . .
So what do you want to know about infielder Brock Holt, who's coming to Boston with Joel Hanrahan?
Well, for starters, he's happy to be here . . .
UPDATE: Red Sox assistant general manager Brian O'Halloran told media members on Wednesday that Joel Hanrahan will be the team's closer, not Andrew Bailey.
Bob Ryan and Steve Buckley join Lou Merloni on Sports Sunday to discuss the Red Sox latest reported trade for Joel Hanrahan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.