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: 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.
BOSTON In 2012, the Red Sox had just one starter reach the 200-inning mark, as Jon Lester threw 205 13 innings.
There has been a large exodus of NHL players from Europe back to North America in the last weeks, and its caused some to attempt reading the lockout tea leaves.
NASHVILLE -- With most of their outfield settled and most of the everyday lineup established, the Red Sox can now focus on finding an addition to their starting rotation.