MLB notebook: Boston closer Joel Hanrahan out for 6-9 months
Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery on his right forearm, which will be require a recovery time of six-to-nine months.
The 31-year old right-hander said the operation likely will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, probably next week.
Hanrahan walked off the mound in the ninth inning of Monday's 6-5, 11-inning win over Minnesota after throwing a pitch.
Obtained from the Pirates in an offseason trade, the two-time All-Star is making $7.04 million this year and is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
Report: Greinke eyes start
Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is hoping to return to the big league rotation on Wednesday against the visiting Nationals, according to a CBSSports.com report. Greinke, sidelined since April 12 with a broken collarbone, allowed eight runs in 4 1⁄3 innings in a minor league start Friday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Harper sits; Werth to DL
Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper missed his second consecutive game after having an ingrown toenail removed, while right fielder Jayson Werth went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. ... The Brewers placed left-hander Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis.
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