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Red Sox put Joel Hanrahan on 60-day DL, season could be in doubt

An arm injury forced Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan from a game on Monday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) An arm injury forced Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan from a game on Monday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Red Sox placed righthanded reliever Joel Hanrahan on the 60-day disabled list Thursday, a move that could possibly end his season, according to the Boston Globe.

Hanrahan, who had been placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a flexor muscle strain, will be examined by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday.

Hanrahan could end up having surgery to repair the flexor muscle and will be out at least two months if not longer.

From the Globe:

"Once we got the initial MRI, it seemed that was a possibility," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Not knowing the extent or total number of days, we felt it was still going to require some recovery time. Then when you factor in the build-up back from that, it felt like it was going to be a couple of months total at a minimum."

There is concern that Hanrahan could have a torn ulnar collateral ligament. That would require Tommy John surgery.

"We can't rule it out," Farrell said. "But yet I don't know that there's information that's in hand to date that says it's definite ligament issues. That's where tomorrow's exam will be valuable in that area."

Hanrahan also could have surgery to repair the flexor muscle.

The Red Sox added righthanded reliever Jose De La Torre to the 40-man roster and a bullpen that also lost backup closer Andrew Bailey to the DL on Monday. Farrell named Junichi Tazawa as the team's closer for now.

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