Hanrahan Named Closer, Beimel In Set-Up

Last night I reviewed the position battles for the 2011 bullpen, noting that there would likely be one or two open bullpen spots.  I also mentioned that it was expected that Joel Hanrahan would win the closer’s role, and that Joe Beimel would win a roster spot and be named to the bullpen. The Pirates confirmed both of those moves today.  The team Twitter account announced that Hanrahan was named the closer, and Rob Biertempfel...

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