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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 13 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.

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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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