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A’s recall Jack Hannahan

A’s official release:

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s recalled infielder Jack Hannahan from Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today.

Hannahan was batting .157 with two home runs and seven RBI in 13 games with Sacramento, where he appeared in 10 games at third base and two at second base. He also batted .208 with no home runs, four RBI and a team leading 12 walks in 26 games with the A’s this spring. The 29-year old left-handed hitter started a team leading 106 games at third base for the A’s last year and was one of the top fielding third basemen in the American League. Hannahan’s .9697 fielding percentage was second best in the AL to Alex Rodriguez (.9701). However, he batted .218, which was the lowest batting average in the majors.

Hannahan takes the roster spot of Sean Gallagher, who was optioned to Sacramento yesterday.

Jon Becker

  • Oakland Sí

    well he’s certainly not being called up for his bat.

    He now becomes the primary backup infielder. Where does that leave Crosby? (Or will Hannahan and Crosby man the infield corners? If so, Giambi shares dh with Cust. Nomar and/or Chavvy to the DL?

  • pboss

    As we saw last year, it’s bad news when this guy is on your roster. Especialy for a team that already can’t hit. Way to add another out to the lineup.

    It’s early, but i’m ready to write this team off. Let’s just hope some of these young guys are able to take the next step. Right now, it looks like a bunch of 4 A guys.

  • J Canseco

    Yikes.

  • Andrew Rosenblum

    In response to #1 Oakland Si: I think this doesn’t bode well for the health of either Chavvy or Nomar. I think this means Crosby is playing regularly, and they someone to back him and his .150 average up! Who better than a guy who was hitting .157 at Sacramento?

    Also, Crosby is a backup up at first base, since Giambi seems unable to play more than 2 games in a row at first, and Landon Powell is playing even more out of position there than Crosby.

    Uggh — tonight is another lefty opposing the A’s, just the reason they got Nomar. And yet he might be delicate to help us much this year. bummer!