Report: Joel Hanrahan getting 'strong interest' from Yankees and Red Sox, among others
Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is generating "strong interest" from a number of teams throughout the majors, including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, according to a report Wednesday from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies are also reportedly interested in the two-time All-Star, and he has already received offers from multiple teams, according to Heyman.
The Yankees could use another closer in the wake of Mariano Rivera's retirement, and the Red Sox have had always been a fan of Hanrahan. The Rockies are continuing to seek bullpen help, the Rangers are dealing with a host of injuries and the Tigers would reportedly like to replace Bruce Rondon.
Nearly a year removed from Tommy John surgery for an injury suffered with the Red Sox, the 32-year-old Hanrahan has been reported by scouts as being in excellent shape lately and he was throwing 93 mph earlier in April.
Since making his major league debut with the Washington Nationals in 2007, Hanrahan is 22-18 with a 3.85 ERA, 441 strikeouts and 100 lifetime saves. SI WIRE: Matt Williams: Doug Fister could return to Nationals’ rotation on May 7