Pirates shopping Hanrahan, non-tender Karstens

Need a closer? Joel Hanrahan is available. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been shopping Hanrahan who saved 36 games last season.

Hanrahan pitched well for the Pirates finishing with a 2.72 ERA and a 67/36 K/BB ratio last season. He made $4.1 million in 2012 and will get a raise over the winter in his last year of arbitration-eligibility.

One team who has spoken to the Pirates about Hanrahan is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are actively pursuing a few different starting pitchers and would need to trade one member of their current roster. The name discussed with the Pirates is Chris Capuano. Capuano was 12-12 for the Dodgers last season making 33 starts and had a 3.72 ERA. The Pirates are also speaking to additional teams.

Hanrahan was a All-Star last season.

The Pirates remain active in trying to re-sign Jason Grilli. Reports have stated that Grilli has drawn some interest as a closer for next season. In ten big league seasons Grilli has saved five games.

Karstens non-tendered

One player who will not be back with the Pirates next season is Jeff Karstens. Karstens will have to seek a contract on the open market. Last season Karstens had a 3.97 ERA for the Pirates but was due a raise in arbitration after making $3.1 million last season.

Karstens made 15 starts and four apperances out of hte bulklpen for the Pirates last season. He dealt with a variety of of injuries ranging from shoulder, hip and legs, last season.

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