Awful news for Joel Hanrahan:
Joel Hanrahan will have 2nd Tommy John surgery.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 4, 2015
The Tigers signed Joel Hanrahan last May, thinking that they could deal with his rehab from Tommy John surgery and reap the rewards of some late season bullpen help. That didn’t happen however, as his rehab lasted longer than anticipated. Then, as this season began, arm soreness lingered. Now this.
Hanrahan was one of the best relievers in baseball before the injuries hit, posting a 2.73 ERA with 228 strikeouts in 198 innings from 2010-2012. He has missed almost two entire years now, however, and will miss yet another year. Just horrible news for the guy.