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BoSox closer Hanrahan lands on DL

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Updated: 4/16/2013 2:41 pm Published: 4/16/2013 2:41 pm

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox placed relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Indians due to a strained right hamstring that's kept him out of the team's last two outings.

Hanrahan exited Saturday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay after facing just two batters in the ninth inning. Three days earlier, the right-hander was rocked for five runs and allowed a pair of homers in just two-thirds of an inning, blowing a save opportunity in an 8-5 loss to Baltimore.

The move was made retroactive to April 14.

Andrew Bailey, who blew a save chance before winding up with the win in Monday's 3-2 triumph over the Rays, is expected to serve as Boston's primary closer until Hanrahan recovers.

To fill the roster spot, the Red Sox recalled pitcher Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.70 earned run average in a pair of starts with the PawSox to begin the season.

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