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Great news for Hanrahan


BRADENTON, Fla. — Joel Hanrahan, who’s been sidelined this week by a sore elbow, got the best possible news today from orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, who cleared the right-hander to resume a normal throwing program. Hanrahan could be ready to go for Opening Day.

Hanrahan was examined by Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Andrews found no structural problems with Hanrahan’s elbow and agreed with the diagnosis of Dr. Patrick DeMeo.

Once the inflammation has fully subsided, Hanrahan will resume playing catch next week. After that, he’ll progress to throwing long toss, bullpen sessions and batting practice.

Righty Jose Ascanio (shoulder) also was examined today by Andrews, who found no new problems. Ascanio is on track to be back in action by late June.



  1. joel says:

    If Joel Hanrahan was having problems last August with his elbow why did it take this long to have it looked at??????

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