Red Sox Acquire Jack Hannahan

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe writes that "various reports" have indicated that Boston has acquired Jack Hannahan from Seattle in exchange for either money or a player to be named later.  Pawtucket Red Sox radio announcer Dan Hoard was the first to break the news via his Twitter feed.

Hannahan has a .658 OPS in 981 career major league plate appearances with Detroit, Oakland and Seattle, though the injury-plagued Red Sox no doubt value Hannahan's versatility over his bat.  Hannahan has played at least 10 games at shortstop, third base and second base this season for Triple-A Tacoma, and also has significant experience playing first in both the minors and majors.  He has spent the entire season in Tacoma and was actually designated for assignment by the Mariners last month.  


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  1. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    Nice pick up.

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Not really. He’s a warm body that can play 2B/SS/3B, and not hit.

      • He cannot hit, but he’s an incredible defender. He’d have a few gold gloves by now if his bat was better (sigh).

  2. Was Nick Green unavailable?

  3. dc21892 5 years ago

    I like this move for now, but where do all these players go when the regulars come back? Sucks to be them.

    • East Coast Bias 5 years ago

      Pawtucket?

      • dc21892 5 years ago

        Yeah, I guess. Doesn’t make sense to be acquiring all these minor fill ins right now though. They could use an OF bat like DeJesus or Werth, and Theo is more than capable of pulling that off. And this isn’t just for the short term, but the long term also.

    • sacu 5 years ago

      No, no, it sucks to be us.

  4. Devern Hansack 5 years ago

    My best guess is that Jed Lowrie sneezed and is now out for three seasons with a fractured spine.

    • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

      He’s out for even longer after he tried to blow his nose and he got a concussion.

  5. Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

    Does he go to pawtucket is the real question? If not who’s spot does he take? I’d much rather just keep lowrie up ( he looked pretty good yesterday, considering it was his first game back )

  6. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I thought this said Joel Hanrahan. I thought the same thing last year when the Mariners got Hannahan.

    • penpaper 5 years ago

      You’re not the only one haha.

      Anyway, Boston needs to be looking at bullpen help instead of picking up AAA infielders. Lowrie would’ve been sufficient enough until the regulars got healthy.

    • rovert22044 5 years ago

      I thought the exact same thing! Was like, “Man! Nice pickup!”. Then I found out who he really was, and was like —> -_- . Horrid pickup.

  7. Royal_Assbadger 5 years ago

    He’s gotta be on his way to Pawtucket. The only 1st and 3rd basemen they have listed on their roster are Lowell and Lars Anderson.

    • Threat_Level_RedSox 5 years ago

      makes sense if lowell’s on his way out the door and thiers also been no updates on his progress either. Don’t imagine them useing him at first though, lars has hit .344/408/.531 in July.

      • ELPinchy 5 years ago

        Well maybe its for depth if they are sticking Lars in a package for some reliever. I think the organization could be moving on,in regards to Anderson.

        • Kitfisto007 5 years ago

          I think Rizzo will be better than Anderson, so I would include Lars for someone like Downs, Breslow, or Marshall.

          • ELPinchy 5 years ago

            same here in regards to Rizzo>Lars

  8. soxin10 5 years ago

    This has to be a depth move. The roster is pretty well stocked with utility people, Hall and Patterson inf-of, Lowrie- inf, McDonald and Hermida of. That list excludes our catching duo of Cash and Brown. Actually Sorry Nava was sent down in favor of Hermida. I think Nava has better numbers albeit a short window.

    • Threat_Level_RedSox 5 years ago

      bet if mcdonald has a option left they would of kept nava on the big league roster, but the way Kalish has been hitting in AAA I’m willing to bet he gets the next call if someone goes down.

  9. JDortmunder 5 years ago

    I think Nava has better numbers albeit a short window.
    ——————-
    Sure he does, but he has options. If Hermida doesn’t have a very strong final two months he could be a nontender this winter. He’s going to be making a lot of money.

  10. nictonjr 5 years ago

    What can the yankees do to counter this move?? Call Chuck Knoblach???

  11. Buster Olney said on his twitter that he wonders if this Hannahan deal is a precursor to a move of Jed Lowrie to perhaps San Diego.

    That leaves one wondering, for what?

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      Probably one of their bullpen arms IMO agon isn’t getting moved, classic espn journalism right there. God I hate espn

      • Yeah. Agon is definitely not coming to the red sox. There’s no space for him with Beltre, Youk, and Papi being the top 3 guys on offense.

        I’d deal Lowrie for a bullpen arm though. Iglesias will be the SS of the future. Lowrie was just an average minor league SS. That puts him as a below average big leaguer.

        • tehmc 5 years ago

          Agon isnt going because the Padres have the 2nd best record in the NL not because there is no space for him in Boston.

          • I didn’t say he wasn’t coming because there’s no space for him. I said he wasn’t coming and there’s no space for him. I never said the reason he wasn’t coming was because there’s no space (though certainly that is a reason).

            The Pads could be 4th in their division by July 31st and it’s possible to make trades that help both teams.

            Are you saying the Pads woudn’t do a Ortiz+Anderson+Buchholz deal for AGon? They’d most certainly do that trade even in the middle of a race.

            Ortiz playing 1B for the rest of the year takes AGon’s place. They get an ace in Buchholz and a 1B of the future in Anderson.

            Point being, trades can happen with 2 playoff teams.

          • I didn’t say he wasn’t coming because there’s no space for him. I said he wasn’t coming and there’s no space for him. I never said the reason he wasn’t coming was because there’s no space (though certainly that is a reason).

            The Pads could be 4th in their division by July 31st and it’s possible to make trades that help both teams.

            Are you saying the Pads woudn’t do a Ortiz+Anderson+Buchholz deal for AGon? They’d most certainly do that trade even in the middle of a race.

            Ortiz playing 1B for the rest of the year takes AGon’s place. They get an ace in Buchholz and a 1B of the future in Anderson.

            Point being, trades can happen with 2 playoff teams.

        • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

          i wouldnt give up on lowrie just yet hes always been able to hit, hes below
          average fielder though, if he does go to SD in a deal i think he could be a
          decent everyday guy in the NL, Al i think he winds up being a valuable
          utility guy, I think he ends up having a career very similar to scutaro

      • Mitch_Cole173 5 years ago

        Hey, I have an idea. Think of a trade rumor, can be as ridiculous as you want. Post it on every baseball site you know of, and see how long it takes for ESPN to quote it.

        • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

          Lol didn’t that happen already this year or late last year? Can’t
          remember but I’m pretty sure espn did that

          • Mitch_Cole173 5 years ago

            Lol I have no idea, but I wouldn’t do that. I’m in the process of posting a hockey trade rumor (Alex Ovechkin for Marc Savard and michael Ryder). I’m still waiting to see an ESPN story about it saying that it’s gaining some steam lol.

          • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

            You are more likely to have that end up on hockeybuzz, eklund will
            quote you as one of his infamous “sources” lol

      • Mitch_Cole173 5 years ago

        Hey, I have an idea. Think of a trade rumor, can be as ridiculous as you want. Post it on every baseball site you know of, and see how long it takes for ESPN to quote it.

  12. Fangaffes 5 years ago

    This move makes no sense (to me) unless Lowell is being traded or retiring.

  13. ChefR 5 years ago

    This team is loading up too much on average utility/depth players when they need to be worrying about making a splash move either in the hitting department or relief.

  14. bomberj11 5 years ago

    That’ll help our bullpen.

  15. $491966 5 years ago

    I was so excited when I first saw this because I thought it was Ryan Hanigan, or Joel Hanrahan NOT Jack Hannahan.

  16. johnsilver 5 years ago

    This really reeks if the pickup leaves Lowrie out the door after most of us waited for THAT decent utility guy, that forced us to endure the horrid Hall, Tug Hulet pickup, now this guy to finally mean his exit. Can Epstein be so upset that Lowrie broke his wrist and then got mono? Is it worth dumping probably the best utility infielder the team has had in years??

  17. rovert22044 5 years ago

    Mike Lowell gets traded to the Phillies for Jayson Werth.

    That is my guess!

  18. RedSoxtillIdie 5 years ago

    Good for the Oakland’s fans ! The Red Sox are trying to be the 2007 A’s team! Is Epstein the A’s and Red Sox GM?

  19. RedSoxtillIdie 5 years ago

    I think Red Sox should push for Werth and see if they can offer him a contract for 3 or 4 years. Red Sox line up sucks…

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