Former Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan has been traded to the Boston Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, in a deal that affects teams and individuals from the East Coast to Southern California.
Aside from Hanrahan, the Red Sox receive infielder Brock Holt. In return, Pittsburgh gets four controllable players in infielder Ivan De Jesus, right-handers Mark Melancon and Stolmy Pimentel, and first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands.
While this news is a belated Christmas present for some around the league, many parties aren't amused.
Meet the winners and losers of the Hanrahan move.