Crasnick: Yankees one of several teams with interest in Joel Hanrahan


Via Jerry Crasnick: The Yankees are one of several teams that are believed to have interest in Joel Hanrahan. They were monitoring him a few weeks ago. The right-hander is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery and other elbow procedures (flexor tendon, bone chips). He will throw for teams during a showcase next week.

Hanrahan, 32, had a 2.24 ERA (3.24 FIP) in 128.1 innings for the Pirates from 2011-12, his last two healthy seasons. There is no such thing as too much pitching depth and the Yankees could always find a way to squeeze someone like Hanrahan into their bullpen and late-inning mix. They signed Andrew Bailey to a one-year deal with an option geared towards 2015 just before Spring Training, but Hanrahan is in a better position to contribute immediately.

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  • cheddar

    Just keep him away from Reggie Dunlop.

  • Dave Guarnieri

    I like the bullpen and DROB will be back. But, as you say you never have enough pitching and who knows where we’ll be when he is ready. Who is Reggie Dunlop?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    My hed hertz

  • http://www.thebronxempire.com The Bronx Empire

    Yankees need bullpen depth bad right now. I’d be looking for people in addition to Hanrahan.