From Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN comes word that the Twins have “called on” free agent infielder Jack Hannahan. Wolfson says the Twins wanted Hannahan two years ago when he was a free agent and remain interested in working something out with the Twin Cities native despite his recent struggles.
Hannahan appeared in just 26 games this past season for the Reds due to a shoulder injury and batted .188/.220/.470 when he was healthy. And the 34-year-old only appeared defensively at first base.
Hannahan can probably be had on a minor league contract.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.
The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.
Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.
Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.
The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.