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Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt to the Red Sox

Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt to the Red Sox

After hearing on Sunday that there will be no news on the Pirates and Red Sox deal for Joel Hanrahan until after Christmas, we hear news this afternoon from Peter Gammons on Twitter that the deal is done. No details as of yet, but if he is saying the deal is done, I'd expect them shortly. -JD

https://twitter.com/pgammo/status/283984630187687936

UPDATE 12:35pm: Ken Rosenthal confirms deal is done and players involved are being told before it is announced. -JD

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/283989366441910272

UPDATE 12:45 PM: Rosenthal reports three of the players coming back to the Pirates are known. -TW

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/283991665235087360

UPDATE 12:47 PM: Jon Heyman reports Brock Holt is the second player going to Boston. -TW

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/283992220577697792

UPDATE 12:48 PM: Heyman has the last name, Ivan De Jesus, who is a middle infielder. -TW

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/283992371375534...

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