The Boston Red Sox have completed a deal with the Pirates for closer Joel Hanrahan, sending four players to Pittsburgh in return for the two-time All Star.
The Red Sox called up relief pitcher Mark Melancon from Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game.
The Red Sox have sent Mark Melancon to Triple-A Pawtucket, hoping the reliever can work out whatever issues are plaguing him in the minors.
Mark Melacon would probably like a mulligan for the start his Red Sox career.
The alarms have been sounded and the people have spoken: Make Daniel Bard the closer!
Dan Shaughnessy joined Gresh & Zo to pick through the wreckage after the Sox opened the season with three straight losses in Detroit.
Gresh & Zo discussed the Red Sox opening weekend disaster in Detroit. Who’s to blame after a sweep at the hands of the Tigers and what can the team do to plug the hole at closer?
Most of the blame for Boston’s weekend of horrors in Detroit can be put on the bullpen, which walked off the field with their heads down twice in three games.
Alex Avila’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a stunning 13-12 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
It wasn’t known how soon, exactly, the potential problem at the back end of the bullpen could rear its ugly head.