Wednesday, December 26, 2012

REPORT: Farrell Told Hanrahan That He'll Close

Our New Closer
According to multiple reports, Red Sox manager John Farrell has already told new acquisition Joel Hanrahan that he—and not former closer Andrew Bailey—will close for the team in 2013. This, of course, raises the question of what the Sox will do with Bailey—who was traded for Josh Reddick before the start of last season. It's unclear whether Bailey will be slotted in behind Hanrahan as an eight inning option—since a slew of alternatives already exist for that role (e.g., Koji Uehara, Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Franklin Morales). Stay tuned!