After visiting a specialist on Tuesday, reliever Joel Hanrahan will undergo a second Tommy John surgery, ending his stint with the Tigers. Detroit released him Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. He will have surgery on his right elbow on March 18, per the team's official website. Hanrahan never pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery May of 2013, and signed a minor-league deal with Detroit before he was released. Now he will likely be out of commission until the early portion of the 2016. The 33-year-old registered a career 3.85 ERA over 404 2/3 innings.
Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan, who has not thrown since Feb. 22 due to arm soreness, will visit a specialist in Texas on Tuesday, manager Brad Ausmus announced Monday. Hanrahan described the soreness as some days it feels like the bones are rubbing together and other days it feels like someone is pinching his bicep, per the Detroit Free Press. Hanrahan has not pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. "I'm past the frustration part. It's been long enough. I'm just looking for answers," Hanrahan said.
Tigers reliever Joel Hanrahan isn't sure what's next after being shut down from throwing, according to Peter Gammons. Hanrahan had Tommy John surgery back in 2013, and did not pitch in the majors last season while he was recovering. He had trouble getting through a recent bullpen session, and was shut down by Detroit. The 33-year-old has a career 3.85 ERA over 404 2/3 innings.
Tigers pitcher Joel Hanrahan has been shut down for a few days after he struggled to get through a bullpen session, according to MLB.com. Hanrahan could not finish a bullpen session on Saturday, but was slated to throw another on Monday. It's unclear whether he was able to participate in that session, however. Since then, the team has shut down Hanrahan for the time being. General manager Dave Dombrowski said the recent news won't change how they perceive Hanrahan this year. "Our situation with Joel has not changed at all," Dombrowski said. "I've always talked about being in a situation where we weren't counting on him. We were hopeful. We would see what would happen. So that really hasn't changed at all, because I really never said in my mind he's going to be part of our bullpen." The 33-year-old Hanrahan has thrown just 7 1/3 innings in the majors since 2013 due to Tommy John surgery.
Tigers pitcher Joel Hanrahan did not throw a complete bullpen session on Saturday, according to the Detroit Free Press. Slated to throw the bullpen on Saturday, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Hanrahan told him "he didn't feel his best today." Hanrahan is coming off of Tommy John surgery and was reported to be on schedule with his recovery earlier this week. Hanrahan previously had a bullpen session scheduled for Monday as well. In his career, Hanrahan has a 3.85 ERA in 404 2/3 innings.
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