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9:34 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Reds sign free agent infielder to two-year deal

Jack Hannahan, a veteran utility infielder, has become the third Cleveland Indian to join the Cincinnati Reds this week.

The Reds announced this morning that the 32-year Hannahan, a free agent, has signed a two-year contract through the 2014 season, with a club option for 2015.

Terms of the contract were not released.

Hannahan and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. today at Great American Ball Park.

Hannaham is principally a third baseman, but he can also play first, second and shortstop. Last year, in 105 games for the Indians, he batted .244 with 16 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBIs, despite a minor back injury that limited his playing time.

He is expected to back up third baseman Todd Frazier and be a left-handed bat off the bench.

He has also played for the Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.

Earlier this week, the Reds traded outfielder Drew Stubbs and minor league prospect Didi Gregorius to the Indians for outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who is projected to be the Reds' lead-off hitter this year, and infielder Jack Donald. Gregorius, a shortstop, was traded immediately to Arizona