Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that reliever Joel Hanrahan is retiring. He’s the second reliever to retire tonight, joining Joe Thatcher. Nightengale adds that Hanrahan still hopes to be involved in baseball after retiring.
Hanrahan, 35, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 and again in 2015, but he couldn’t make it back. The right-hander was originally selected in the second round of the 2000 draft by the Dodgers and pitched in the majors over parts of seven seasons with the Nationals, Pirates, and Red Sox. Hanrahan saved 100 games with a 3.85 ERA and a 441/198 K/BB ratio in 404 2/3 career innings.