Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hanrahan Deal Final; Brock Holt Also To Hub

Holt (L), Hanrahan (R)
The deal bringing Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox is now complete. Boston is sending four expendable players to Pittsburgh—Mark Melancon, Jerry Sands, Stolmy Pimentel and Ivan DeJesus. In addition to Pittsburgh's two-time All-Star closer, the Red Sox also get infielder Brock Holt—a second baseman and shortstop who has consistently hit well in the minors. Holt has hit .317 in four minor league seasons in the Pirates system. His brief time in majors last September resulted in a .292 average. Hanrahan has collected 96 saves in parts of six seasons—36 last year for the Bucs.