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Hanrahan returns to find Bailey as Sox closer

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07:07 AM ET 05.01 | So much for an injury not costing someone their job -- at least for the time being. Joel Hanrahan returned to the Red Sox Tuesday when he was activated off the disabled list. But his old job was not waiting for him. The Sox will stick with Andrew Bailey as their closer. Hanrahan got the news when he met with manager John Farrell before a 9-7 loss against the Blue Jays. Hanrahan was out for 16 days because of a strained right hamstring and the Sox want to ease the righthander back in with some lower-leverage opportunities at first, although he pitched the eighth inning Tuesday night. Hanrahan said he understood. "Bailey's been doing a heck of a job," he said. "I told [Farrell] I'm comfortable with whatever you want to do."

The Boston Globe

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May 1, 2013  07:24 AM ET

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May 1, 2013  08:03 AM ET

The fine print on the old sports cliche that "a starter can't lose his job due to an injury": unless he s^cked before he got injured.

May 1, 2013  09:00 AM ET

It's a nice problem to have.

May 1, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Just wait a few days, Bailey'll probably get hurt.

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May 1, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Damn Dude... When Bailey came up, he was shall we say on the slimmer side...

Is 'El Guapo' serving as Fitness Coach up in Boston?

May 1, 2013  02:00 PM ET

No suprise that Handgrenade Hanrahan lost his spot. Blindingly fast meatballs are meatballs nonetheless.

 
May 1, 2013  04:00 PM ET

John Farrell is doing a great job!!! Good to see Boston back in Business!!!

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