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AP source: Pirates, Red Sox near deal for Closer Hanrahan

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AP source: Pirates, Red Sox near deal for Hanrahan
       PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A person familiar with the talks says the Pirates and Red Sox are close to completing a trade that would send All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects.
        Pittsburgh would ship Hanrahan and another player to the Red Sox in exchange for four players, including outfielder-first baseman Jerry Sands and minor league pitcher Stolmy Pimentel. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the trade had not been finalized.
        The 31-year-old Hanrahan has been one of baseball's best closers the last two years, saving 76 games from 2011-12 and making the NL All-Star team in both seasons. He made $4,135,000 this year and is eligible for arbitration.
        Jason Grilli, re-signed by the Pirates this month, would likely step into the closer role next year.

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