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On Sunday, Redlegs Review staff writer wrote this report that the Reds were close to signing free agent utility infielder Jack Hannahan. On Wednesday, the move came to fruition as Hannahan and Cincinnati struck an accord to the tune of one-year and $2 million.
The 32-year old spent the 2012 campaign as a member of the Cleveland Indians and posted a .244/.312/.341 line in 105 game appearances. He also added 16 doubles, 4 homers, and 29 RBI. The left-handed hitting Hannahan owns a .234 average and .316 on-base percentage in his 6-year MLB career. The Reds will be the fifth franchise he has played for after having suited up for the Tigers, Mariners, Athletics, and Indians.
Hannahan will be brought in to serve as the veteran backup to Todd Frazier at third base. He should also provide another left-handed bat off the bench for Dusty Baker to choose from in pinch-hitting situations.
The University of Minnesota product earned a salary of $1.135 million in '12.
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“It was very difficult giving up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively...
The Cincinnati Reds and free-agent infielder Jack Hannahan have finalized a two-year contract, giving the team added depth at third base.
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The Reds and GM Walt Jocketty have been very active this offseason capped off by the deal to bring in leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians. One day later it was announced that another Indian, free agent infielder Jack Hannahan, will join the Reds for 2013. Cincinnati had a need to add infield depth after the completion of the contracts with veterans Cario, Valdez, and Rolen.
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Indians get: OF Drew Stubbs, RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Matt Albers...
According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year deal with infielder Jack Hannarah. Fay adds that the deal could be announced later today or tomorrow.
The 32-year old infielder spent the 2012 season playing for the Indians and hit .244/.312/.341 with 4 HR's, 29 RBI's and a .292 wOBA in 318 plate appearances.
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The Cincinnati Reds first opponent of the 2013 season has completed the biggest signing of the 2012-2013 off-season.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim inked their rival's, the Texas Rangers, outfielder Josh Hamilton to a five year, $125 million contract.
Yes, that is $25 million a year.
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The Reds and Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and another piece to the Reds for Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius , Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports.
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Choo who is a free-agent after the...
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