MLB: The team change that ended the career of a two-time All Star closer

Former pitcher Joel hanrahan spent most of his major league career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, twice leading the team in saves (40 in 2011 and 36 in 2012), although the right-hander originally made his debut for the Washington Nationals in 2007 and pitched his last game for the Red Sox in 2013.

Hanrahan, now 40 years old, turns out and highlights that he was in his prime in the period when Pittsburgh traded him to Boston Red Sox in December 2012After racking up those 76 saves in just two years and making back-to-back All-Star teams with the Pirates:

Unfortunately, his tenure with the Red Sox lasted only 7 1/3 innings as he was diagnosed with a UCL (Cruciate Ligament or Ulnar Collateral Ligament) tear early in the 2013 season and eventually underwent surgery on Tommy John.

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He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent after that year, but ultimately ended up requiring a second surgery from Tommy John that proved to be the end of his career. He never pitched for the Michigan felines and better hung the glove, ball and spikes in 2015 at 33 years old.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: The team change that ended the career of a two-time All Star closer