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Joel Hanrahan

The Red Sox are reportedly close to a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates for closer Joel Hanrahan. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Red Sox Close To Acquiring Pirates Closer Joel Hanrahan

A person familiar with the talks said the Red Sox and Pirates are close to completing a trade that would send All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects.

12/23/2012

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 25: Tim Wakefield #49 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on June 25, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Drop 4th Straight In 6-4 Loss To Pirates

Boston’s Tim Wakefield could hear the cheers when he stepped on the mound Saturday night for his first start in Pittsburgh in nearly two decades.

06/26/2011

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