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Pirates and Red Sox Agree on Hanrahan Deal

Pirates and Red Sox Agree on Hanrahan Deal

According to ESPN Boston, sources say a deal sending Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox is close. No names are mentioned in the article, but yesterday we heard that the Pirates were interested in shortstop Jose Iglesias.   We will continue to keep you updates on any news from today in this article.

 

https://twitter.com/ESPNBoston/status/282548283757436928

 

Update: 1:21pm The article has been updated to say that there is still "work to be done" to get the deal done and the Pirates are asking for a significant return

1:59pm Jon Heyman now says that multiple players will be involved, but not Jose Iglesias, the name we have heard most often recently.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/282560816467816449

3:33pm  Jon Heyman has said that Jerry Sands could be a part of the deal.  He is a 25-year-old OF/1B that the Red Sox acquired recently from the Dodgers. Sands has played 70 games in the majors over the last two seasons, posting a .244/.325/.376 line. He hit ...

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