Jack Hannahan finally ready to join the Reds

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Via Major League Baseball’s official transactions feed

Hannahan underwent shoulder surgery over the offseason and his longer-than-expected recovery cost him the first four months of the 2014 season. The versatile 34-year-old can be a valuable utility infielder down the stretch for the Reds, who are six games out of first place in the National League Central standings at the start of play Sunday. Hannahan has experience at first base, second base, third base, and shortstop.

Yankees acquire A.J. Cole from the Nats

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The New York Yankees have acquired reliever A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.

Cole was supposed to be the Nats’ fifth starter this year but that didn’t work out too well. He pitched in four games for the Nats, starting two, to the tune of a 13.06 ERA, having given up six home runs in 10.1 innings. That’s . . . something.

Don’t get too used to Cole on the New York roster, as this seems like one of those “give us an arm” for a couple of days deals, after which Cole will be DFA’d and will either accept an assignment to Scranton or be cut loose. Such is life at the fringes for a guy who is out of minor league options.