Significant injuries in Boston sports history
Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, and Andrew Miller
In the rebuilding process that Ben Cherington hoped would produce results in 2013, the Red Sox traded for established Pittsburgh closer Joel Hanrahan (pictured) to hopefully shore up the ninth inning. That plan backfired, as just nine games into the regular season, Hanrahan was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery and missed the rest of the 2013 season. Former closer-turned set up man Andrew Bailey was asked to close games again for the Red Sox, but he too suffered a season-ending injury in June, leading the Red Sox, after an attempt with Junichi Tazawa, turned to Koji Uehara, their fourth closer choice, which ended up being the best decision the Red Sox made in 2013. Also suffering a significant injury in the bullpen was stellar southpaw Andrew Miller, who tore a ligament in his foot in early July and missed the rest of the season.