Joel Hanrahan RP DET 4 months ago

Hanrahan will undergo a second Tommy John surgery, and he has been released by the Tigers, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

In camp as a non-roster invite on a minor league deal, the Tigers parted ways with Hanrahan as the injury may prove to be a career-ending one depending on how he progresses through his rehab. Most likely, it will take Hanrahan longer than the typical 12-month minimum to work his way back into game situations again.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 4 months ago

Hanrahan (elbow) is traveling to Texas to have his arm examined by Dr. Keith Meister, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

The Tigers shut Hanrahan down over a week ago, and it appears as though he'll be unavailable to begin the season as he's been experiencing a few different types of pain in his arm. The result of Hanrahan's visit with Dr. Meister should shed some light on the extent of the problem.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 4 months ago

Hanrahan (elbow) has been shut down for now, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

He threw a short bullpen session Saturday, but will not throw Monday, as his throwing program will be put on hold. As a non-roster invitee to spring training, Hanrahan has a long hill to climb before fantasy owners should start to look at him as a potential solution to the Tigers' bullpen woes.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 4 months ago

Hanrahan (elbow) threw a short bullpen session Saturday morning, MLB.com reports.According to manager Brad Ausmus, Hanrahan "didn't feel his best" during the session, but the right-hander is tentatively scheduled to get back on the mound Monday to give it another shot. It's been close to two years now since Hanrahan last pitched in an organized baseball game, and he indicated he's simply hoping to keep throwing and do what he can for now.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 5 months ago

Hanrahan (elbow) has been throwing in preparation for spring training, but he has not thrown at full velocity on back-to-back days yet, the Detroit News reports.The recovery from Tommy John surgery has taken more than 20 months for Hanrahan, thanks to the additional removal of bone spurs and a repair of his flexor tendon as part of the procedure. If he proves healthy this spring, or early in the season at Triple-A Toledo, Hanrahan could emerge to contribute in the late innings for the Tigers.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 8 months ago

Hanrahan (elbow) is expected to be ready for spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Dr. James Andrews has told GM Dave Dombrowski that Hanrahan will be ready to go come in the spring, but Dombrowski admitted that the decision to re-sign Hanrahan is still "a gamble." The Tigers didn't see any return on their $1 million investment in Hanrahan last season, as he was shut down after suffering a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery toward the middle of the year.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 8 months ago

Hanrahan has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with $2.5 million in active roster bonuses, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.

He signed a similar deal with the team last season, but missed the entire season due to Tommy John surgery. The Tigers' bullpen woes are well-documented, but Hanrahan would likely have to pitch his way into a high-leverage role, as he has not been an effective reliever since 2012.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 11 months ago

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is "still a longshot" to pitch for the Tigers this season.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hanrahan is throwing bullpen sessions in extended spring training but has yet to face hitters and it's not clear when he might be ready to do so. The veteran reliever was only guaranteed $1 million by the Tigers, so while his lack of progress is disappointing, it's not a big blow.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 12 months ago

Tigers transferred RHP Joel Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list.

This was merely done as a procedural move to clear a roster spot for Drew VerHagen who is making his major league debut with Saturday's start against the Indians. Hanrahan has begun to make progress toward a return, but isn't expected to join the Tigers bullpen until some point in August.

Joel Hanrahan RP DET 12 months ago

Tigers transferred RHP Joel Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list.

This was merely done as a procedural move to clear a roster spot for Drew VerHagen who is making his major league debut with Saturday's start against the Indians. Hanrahan has begun to make progress toward a return, but isn't expected to join the Tigers bullpen until some point in August.