News and Rumors

Joel Hanrahan Friday Rumors: Pirates Now Looking at Shortstops?

Joel Hanrahan Friday Rumors: Pirates Now Looking at Shortstops?
John Dreker

According to John Perrotto, now that the Pirates have agreed to terms with Francisco Liriano, they have switched their trade preference in return for closer Joel Hanrahan. He mentions they are looking at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, as well as Jose Iglesias, the shortstop from the Boston Red Sox

https://twitter.com/jperrotto/status/282177384902451201

 

Iglesias is a 22-year-old(turns 23 on January 5) with two partial seasons of experience with the Red Sox. Signed in 2009 out of Cuba, he was ranked by Baseball America #52 on their top 100 prospect list prior to the 2011 season. This past season he hit .266/.318/.306 in 88 games at AAA Pawtucket, followed by 25 games as the Red Sox regular shortstop over the end of the season. Iglesias hit just .118 in 77 AB's for ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in News and Rumors

Pirates 2018 Promotional Schedule Could Include Some Clues on Offseason Plans

Tim WilliamsNovember 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Receive Highest Competitive Balance Pick in 2018 Draft

John DrekerNovember 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Dismiss Latin American Scouting Director Rene Gayo

John DrekerNovember 15, 2017

Report: Pirates Have Some Interest in Bringing Back Neil Walker

Tim WilliamsNovember 15, 2017

Josh Bell Named as Rookie of the Year Finalist

John DrekerNovember 6, 2017

Andy Barkett Joins Red Sox Coaching Staff

John DrekerNovember 4, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects