The Reds announced their signing of free agent utility infielder, Jack Hannahan (32) for two years with a club option in 2015. The two years cover Hannahan’s final two arbitration seasons. The salary is reported as $2 million/year, but not confirmed by the team. Jocketty:
“Jack is known for being a great teammate and a clubhouse leader everywhere he’s been,” Jocketty said. “He’s very good defensively and is capable of playing any infield position. We think he was the best utility player out there.”
Hannahan’s stats from The Enquirer:
Hannahan, 32, in 105 appearances for the Cleveland Indians last season hit .244 with 16 doubles, 4 HR and 29 RBI despite a minor back injury that limited his playing time. In his career, Hannahan has appeared in 451 games at 3B, 39 games at 1B, 9 games at SS and 1 game at 2B for the Indians, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.
As usual, no mention of his OBP, so here: career OBP (.312) and career walk-rate (10.3%).
Hannahan fields right-handed but bats lefty. He’s from Minnesota and was originally drafted by the Tigers. He has spent time with four teams, most recently Cleveland.
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