Pirates and Red Sox complete six player trade

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

Pirates agree to deal Hanrahan to Red Sox

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a deal in place to send closer Joel Hanrahan to the Boston Red Sox in what will amount to a six-player trade upon conclusion.
December 24, 2012

McCutchen and Hanrahan on All Star team

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

Hanrahan motivated to build off career year

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

Pirates' Hanrahan agrees to one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with Norwalk pitcher Joel Hanrahan on a one-year deal that's worth $4.1 million.
January 16, 2012

Hanrahan shines in closers role

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

Hanrahan Gets One Year Deal

The Pirates agreed to terms with RHP Joel Hanrahan on a contract for the 2011 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
January 19, 2011

Hanrahan Shines In Bucs Bullpen

Right-hander Joel Hanrahan has been a big part of an improved Pirates bullpen. His has allowed one run in his last 10 apperances and has notched one win and six holds. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Hanrahan recently.
May 29, 2010