• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Tigers release Joel Hanrahan, who needs another Tommy John surgery

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers RP Joel Hanrahan (arm) to visit specialist Tuesday

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers' Joel Hanrahan unsure about his next step

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers' Joel Hanrahan shut down for a few days

    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.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Tigers P Joel Hanrahan unable to throw full bullpen

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers' Joel Hanrahan on schedule, but not 100 percent

    Tigers pitcher Joel Hanrahan is on schedule, but he's not 100 percent, according to mlive.com. Hanrahan is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, and is expected to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If that goes well, Hanrahan will toss another session on Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Hanrahan is on schedule, even if he's not totally healthy. "He's on the schedule right now," Ausmus said. "But I would characterize him at less than 100 percent at this point." The 33-year-old Hanrahan owns a 3.85 ERA over 404 2/3 career innings.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Tigers' Joel Hanrahan still feels elbow soreness

    Tigers right-handed reliever Joel Hanrahan is still waiting to make his first appearance for the team. A two-time All Star with the Pirates, Hanrahan signed with the Tigers last year but spent the season recovering from elbow reconstruction. Hanrahan had Tommy John surgery, along with a flexor tendon repair and bone spur removal. Hanrahan has gone 20 months since the surgery and was testing the elbow in spring training. He's thrown a couple bullpen sessions, but he told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press that he's feeling soreness in the arm. "It gets sore but as long as I can walk off the mound on my own then I'm happy at that point," Hanrahan said.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Tigers keeping right-hander Joel Hanrahan around

    In their seemingly never-ending search for a possible effective closer, the Tigers have re-signed right-hander Joel Hanrahan, who has lost nearly two seasons to Tommy John surgery. The one-year deal with a $1 million base includes $2.5 million in incentives, per USA Today. Hanrahan was among the premier closers in the game with Pittsburgh in 2011 and 2012. He was 76 of 84 in save opportunities during that those two seasons combined.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Tigers talking to Joel Hanrahan about minor-league deal

    The Tigers have been talking to reliever Joel Hanrahan about returning to the team on a minor-league contract, according to ESPN. Hanrahan missed the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan returns this season

    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski acknowledged it's "highly unlikely" reliever Joel Hanrahan will pitch this season. "At this point I would say we're not counting on him at all. It does not sound encouraging," Dombrowski said. Hanrahan suffered a setback this week in his comeback from Tommy John surgery.