Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Reds signed third baseman
Jack Hannahan to a two-year deal on Thursday.
Hannahan was bothered by a back injury for most of last season, but appeared
in 105 games for the Cleveland Indians and hit .244 with four homers and 29
"Jack is known for being a great teammate and a clubhouse leader everywhere
he's been," general manager Walt 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."
The 32-year-old becomes the latest Indian to come to Cincinnati following the
three-team, nine-player deal on Tuesday which sent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo
and infielder Jason Donald to the Reds.
Hannahan broke into the majors with Detroit in 2006 and is a .234 lifetime
hitter over 505 games for the Tigers, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners and
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