Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan likely to have season-ending surgery

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Joel Hanrahan may be done pitching for the Red Sox this season.

Dr. James Andrews examined the righthander on Friday and found tearing in the flexor muscle tendon. Hanrahan now has to decide whether to have season-ending surgery or try a course of extended rest and rehabilitation.

Hanrahan is expected to meet with team officials this weekend and determine his next move. Surgery, several major league sources said, is likely.

“At some point there’s got to be a decision as to which course he’s going to take to rectify the situation,” manager John Farrell said.

The non-surgical approach still means at least 10-12 weeks on the disabled list with no guarantee of success.

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