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Pirates not interested in trading Hanrahan

Posted on: May 22, 2011 3:24 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Joel HanrahanAs we get deeper into the season, we'll start hearing more and more trade rumors -- just remember, it takes two to tango.'s Ken Rosenthal -- one of the best in the business, make no mistake -- wrote today the Rangers have made "low-level inquiries" on Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan.

Well, you can call, but that doesn't mean anything is imminent.

The Pirates, you see, have a say in the matter. Pittsburgh would like to keep Hanrahan and have several reasons to do just that -- Hanrahan is under team control through 2013 and the Pirates are actually playing well this season, entering today 22-23, and are hoping to break their streak of 18 consecutive losing seasons. So far this season, he's 13 for 13 in save opportunities and has a 1.66 ERA, allowing just five runs (four earned) in 21 2/3 innings, striking out 16 and walking just five.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel confirms the Rangers have called and asked about Hanrahan, however "the overture was turned aside."

In the end, it says more about the Rangers and their concerns about Neftali Feliz's health and their lack of confidence in the rest of their bullpen. Perhaps they could call the Blue Jays about Frank Francisco for Mike Napoli.

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