Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 1/17/12
While the financial terms have not been released, the Indians have reportedly avoided arbitration with third baseman Jack Hannahan. Per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, the deal is said to have been for one season. Per released arbitration estimates, Hannahan was set to receive approximately $1.3 million for 2012. In 110 games in 2011, Hannahan hit .250 with a .331 on-base percentage, but hit .296 with an OPS of .811 against left-handed pitching. Of all players in MLB with at least 800 innings of play, Hannahan was sixth in terms of UZR (8.7) and did not have an error throughout the entire second half of last season. He is expected to share time with Lonnie Chisenhall at third base in 2012. Six Cleveland Indians’ players still remain eligible for arbitration.
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