Report: Tigers sign reliever Joel Hanrahan
The Tigers are taking a risk to try to to fix their bullpen. Detroit announced Friday afternoon that they had reached a one-year contract agreement with free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan."We think this is a great gamble, because Joel is an established reliever who has shown he can pitch at the back end of games," team president Dave Dombrowski said in a teleconference. If Hanrahan were healthy, he would have signed a large deal during the offseason, but he last pitched effectively in the majors with Pittsburgh in 2012. He moved to the Red Sox last season, but posted a 9.82 ERA in nine appearances before being shut down for Tommy John surgery. The 32-year-old held an open workout in April, drawing the attention of several MLB teams. Rumors had circulated this week that the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, Rockies and Tigers were in serious pursuit of Hanrahan's services. via Report: Tigers sign reliever Joel Hanrahan | FOX Sports on MSN.