UPDATE: Hanrahan might need surgery, Tommy John or otherwise according to manager John Farrell. The right-hander will visit Andrews on Friday. Farrell indicated there's a chance he could pitch again this year.
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The Red Sox placed right-hander Joel Hanrahan on the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for righty Jose De La Torre, the team announced. Hanrahan was scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews on Thursday, but that was postponed until Friday.
Hanrahan, 31, missed time earlier this year with a hamstring problem. He left Monday's game against Minnesota with forearm tightness and was placed on the disabled list the next day. It was originally diagnosed as inflammation with no ligament tear, and there was no timetable for his return.
Acquired from the Pirates during the offseason, Hanrahan has allowed eight runs with more walks (six) than strikeouts (five) in 7 1/3 innings this year. He went 4-for-6 in save chances before losing the closer's job to Andrew Bailey while on the DL with the hamstring problem. Hanrahan is scheduled to become a free agent after this season.
De La Torre, 27, compiled a 1.56 ERA with 17 strikeouts and 10 walks in 17 1/3 relief innings this year for Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate. He allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings for Team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic in March.