Originally Posted by Steve4192
I don't think this move has any impact on Rolen's tenure as a Red. You don't turn away a guy like Rolen because you just signed a utility infielder. If Rolen wants to come back, Hannahan can start the year at Louisville and be the first guy called up in the event of injury. His $2MM salary isn't going to make or break the Reds budget.
Sounds good, and Walt apparently said today that Hannahan/Donald don't preclude Rolen. Maybe.
I could see Jason Donald being let go or demoted for Rolen. He was a throw-in in the trade for Choo. I could see that.
Hannahan was signed as a free agent, left handed hitter, better player than Donald. Some reports that it's a two year deal. Hannahan will be on the team, Rolen or no.
Personally, I doubt Rolen will play, he may go to spring training but the guy has trouble staying healthy at this point. But in any event, Hannahan will be on the ballclub.