The RedsÃ‚Â 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:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jack is known for being a great teammate and a clubhouse leader everywhere heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been,Ã¢â‚¬Â Jocketty said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very good defensively and is capable of playing any infield position. We think he was the best utility player out there.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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.Ã‚Â 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.