Jack Hannahan Not Coming Home To Twins


Although not all free agents need to be big name signings, some of them end up having big impacts. Taking minor league fliers on guys can work out in a teams favor. Unfortunately for those around the Twin Cities area, local product Jack Hannahan will not be making a reunion with his roots.

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Despite being a free agent and having ties to Minnesota, Hannahan will not be joining the Twins in Fort Myers. The St. Paul, MN native and graduate of both the University of Minnesota and Cretin Derham Hall, Hannahan has decided to take his talents to Korea instead.

There was some thought that the Twins may reach out to the infielder and invite him to spring training on a minor league deal. That never came to fruition however. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN shared some additional details.

Wolfson is referring to Andrew Albers, the pitcher that formerly played in the Twins organization. With Albers, familiarity was a common ground for the two sides. Outside of being from Minnesota, Hannahan has no ties to the Twins. Over eight major league seasons, he has played with Detroit, Oakland, Seattle, Cleveland, and most recently, Cincinnati.

At 34 years old, it could be reasoned that Hannahan has seen the last of his playing days in Major League Baseball. Barring an incredible season on his one year deal in South Korea, it would be hard to expect the transition back into the big leagues.

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