PITTSBURGH -- The Brewers sent pro scout Cory Melvin to monitor right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and Melvin was not alone. Various reports indicate that 18-20 teams had officials on hand for a look at the 32-year-old former Pirates closer.
Hanrahan, 32, is coming off Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries and is still working into game shape. The New York Daily News cited a source who was at the workout, saying Hanrahan reached 93 mph and "looked great."
Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash declined to say whether Melvin, who is the son of Brewers GM Doug Melvin, filed a positive report, or whether the Brewers would pursue a deal with Hanrahan. According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOXSports.com, Hanrahan will start fielding offers next week.
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