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Hanrahan weighing decision on surgery

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 10, 2013 06:14 PM

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Joel Hanrahan may be done pitching for the Red Sox.

Dr. James Andrews examined the righthander Friday and found damage to the flexor muscle tendon. Hanrahan now has to decide whether to have surgery or try a course of rest and rehabilitation.

“At some point, there’s got to be a decision as to which course he’s going to take to rectify the situation,” Sox manager John Farrell said.

Hanrahan will meet with team officials in the next day to determine his next step. Trying the non-surgical approach would still mean at least 10 weeks on the disabled list with no guarantee of success.

Also:

• Felix Doubront has been pushed back to Thursday. The Sox will use the day off on Monday to skip the struggling lefthander.

• Clay Buchholz and Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris chatted before the game. It was Morris who made the still-unproven claim that Buchholz was doctoring the baseball.

• The game against the Yankees on June 2 was shifted to 8 p.m. for ESPN.

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