Reds Add Hannahan

by kelly on December 12, 2012

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign third baseman Jack Hannahan to a one-year deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Sources: #Reds in agreement with free-agent 3B Jack Hannahan, pending physical. One year, $2M. Will back up Frazier.
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Ken Rosenthal

As Rosenthal notes, the deal is for $2 million, which is probably more than he would’ve gotten in arbitration. The Indians non-tendered him so the market worked out well for the 32-year-old third baseman.

The Reds will use Hannahan in a backup role. Last season for Cleveland, he hit .244/.312/.341 in 105 games and played superb defense at third base. He’ll get to reunite with former Indians teammates Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald, who were traded to the Reds yesterday.

With Todd Frazier as the starter and now Hannahan in the fold in Cincinnati, you have to wonder if this means Scott Rolen will choose to retire rather than come back to the Reds. Rolen has given all indications that it’s the Reds or retirement, and the Reds seem to have a full roster now.

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