Report: Yankees attend throwing session for former closer Joel Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan

The Yankees may be looking to upgrade their bullpen, and they could possibly consider former All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan.

According to the New York Daily News, the New York Yankees were among the 20 teams who watched Hanrahan throw at the University of Tampa on Thursday. Scouts say Hanrahan’s fastball was at 93-miles per hour and he “looked great”.

The Yankees might consider Hanrahan due to the injury of David Robertson, although Robertson is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday. The Yankees also see Hanrahan as a piece to strengthen the back of the Yankees bullpen.

Hanrahan saved 76 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011 and 2012, making the All-Star team in both seasons. He pitched nine games with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 before undergoing Tommy John Surgery in mid-May, effectively ending his season.

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2 Responses to Report: Yankees attend throwing session for former closer Joel Hanrahan

  1. tomy cassella says:

    sign him up hal.

  2. chris hauck says:

    wow I think the Yankees should sign Joel Hanrahan he could be useful of Robertson gets injured again they could always use good pitching