Dr. James Andrews will examine the injured arm of Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan on Friday. The Sox clearly aren’t expecting good news, given that Hanrahan was placed on the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
Hanrahan went on the 15-day DL Tuesday with a flexor muscle strain. At the time, the severity of the injury was unclear.
Not anymore. Manager John Farrell acknowledged that it’s only “a possibility” Hanrahan pitches again this season. There is concern that Hanrahan could have a torn ulnar collateral ligament that would require Tommy John surgery.
“We can’t rule it out,” Farrell said. “But yet, I don’t know that there’s information in hand to date that says it’s definite ligament issues.”
Hanrahan also could have surgery to repair the flexor muscle. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.