In the first exhibition game of the 2013 season, lefty Jeff Locke set the bar pretty high in the battle for the fifth spot in the Pirates rotation in the Bucs’ 3-2 win at the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
ormer Red Sox and Dodgers prospect Jerry Sands said he was surprised when he was traded for the second time in three months.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox completed a six-player trade Wednesday afternoon that will send Joel Hanrahan out of town.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Boston Red Sox are pursuing another burly right-hander to shore up their bullpen. A person familiar with the talks said the Red Sox and Pirates are close to completing a trade that would send All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects.