(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right arm, the team announced Saturday.
Hanrahan is expected to miss six to nine months after the procedure, which will take place next week. He visited with Dr. James Andrews on Friday and it was determined that surgery was needed.
“The way I look at it, surgery, the programs that they have now, surgery is kind of like putting a band-aid on something,” he said.
He was placed on the disabled list Monday for the second time this season after exiting a game against the Minnesota Twins with pain in his arm.
In his first year with the Red Sox, Hanrahan went 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA and four saves. He will be a free agent after the season.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com