Originally Posted by Edd Roush
Hannahan has played 24 of his 3,751 (0.6%) of his big league innings at SS. He played 11 games in the minors as a SS out of 781 games (1.4%). I am sure he could play there in a pinch, but it is unlikely that he would be our primary backup SS. Perhaps the Reds do want to give him a shot at the backup SS job to get him more innings. Despite his defensive prowess at 3B, I am not sure how much of it would translate to short.
Thanks. Just guessing, I picture a guy that would be fine at short, just with very-limited range. I saw him play third a few times for the Indians and he's not a complete statue like some third basemen. So, he would have some range probably as a SS, but not very much (not as much as the average SS who needs to have a lot of range).
It is good to know he's at least played there a little bit in his career though, albeit a very tiny amount.