The Reds have agreed to sign free agent infielder Jack Hannahan to a one-year, $2MM contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). Hannahan, a Joe Speed client, will back up Todd Frazier in Cincinnati, according to Rosenthal.
Hannahan became a free agent two weeks ago when the Indians non-tendered him. Five teams had “genuine” interest, including the Yankees, Twins and White Sox. MLBTR projected a $1.5MM salary for the 32-year-old via the arbitration process, so he ends up profiting from the Indians’ decision to release him.
For more on this story visit: Ben Nicholson-Smith, MLB Trade Rumors