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Report: Tigers Sign Relief Pitcher Joel Hanrahan

 

The Detroit Tigers will hold a conference call today at noon with President, CEO & General Manager Dave Dombrowski. 

No further details were provided by the team.

But thanks to a couple baseball insiders, reports indicate that the Tigers will sign free agent relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan. 

Hanrahan had 76 saves in two full seasons as the closer with the Pittsburgh Pirates. After the 2012 season, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox. 

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He was placed on the 15-day DL on May 7 with a right forearm strain, and moved to the 60-day DL two days later. He underwent season ending Tommy John surgery later that month, and was released at the end of the season.

Several teams, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Rockies were in on the Hanrahan sweepstakes.

Hanrahan is 32-years-old and a two-time All Star.

UPDATE: Hanrahan actually confirmed the report shortly before the Tigers conference call:

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