Friday, May 10, 2013

Hanrahan Now Deciding On Rehab VS. Surgery

The End?
After getting the news from Dr. James Andrews that the flexor tendon—that protects the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow—is damaged, Joel Hanrahan now has a decision to make. He will either attempt to rehabilitate the injury or have Tommy John surgery. In either case, he is effectively lost to the Red Sox for the rest of the season. Now, General Manager Ben Cherington also has a decision to make: can he count on the oft-injured Andrew Bailey to be his closer the rest of the year, does he make another internal choice or must he go out and get another legitimate closer on the open market?