The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired right-handed pitcher Mark Melancon (pronounced "muh-LAN-suhn"), outfielder/ first baseman Jerry Sands, right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel and infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Joel Hanrahan and infielder Brock Holt.
December 26, 2012
Major League Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan have been named to the National League All-Star team for this year's All-Star Game in Kansas City. It's the second straight season the Pirates will have multiple representatives at the Midsummer Classic. Both players were named to the team by way of the player ballot.
July 1, 2012
Pirates' closer Joel Hanrahan has continued to show All-Star form, reaching 98 mph on the radar gun at spring training. He thrived as a closer last season earning an All-Star appearance, saving 40 games and posting a 1.83 ERA. Hanrahan hopes 2012 is simply an encore. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Hanrahan at spring training.
March 29, 2012
Joel Hanrahan was named the Pirates' closer in spring training. The 29-year old right-hander has appeared in six games this season and is 0-0 with four saves and a sparkling 1.42 ERA. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Hanrahan recently.
April 13, 2011