Ottawa Citizen

The Red Sox have ac­quired All-Star closer Joel Han­ra­han from the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates in a six-player deal.

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Bos­ton com­pleted the trade Wed­nes­day, also re­ceiv­ing in­fielder Brock Holt. The Red Sox gave up right-han­ders Mark Me­lan­con and Stolmy Pi­mentel, in­fielder Ivan DeJe­sus Jr. and first base­man-out­fielder Jerry Sands. Over the past two sea­sons, the righthande­d Han­ra­han had 76 saves, fourth most in the Na­tional League.

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