The Mariners cut ties with Hanson on Saturday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports. After hitting under .200 at both the Triple-A and major-league levels last season, it seemed like an uphill battle for Hanson to secure an Opening Day roster spot with Seattle. With minor-league baseball likely canceled for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanson may not have an opportunity to play baseball in a major-league organization this year, barring a late addition to another squad.
Hanson signed with the Mariners as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Hanson played 18 games with the Blue Jays in 2019 before being released in August, hitting .163/.229/.163 with five runs scored and four RBI in 48 plate appearances. The 27-year-old second baseman will join his fifth major-league team and head to spring training to work with Seattle's coaching staff before likely returning to the minors to begin the year.
Hanson was released by the Blue Jays on Sunday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Hanson hasn't been able to find his stroke at the plate in 2019, slashing .187/.232/.271 with three homers and 18 RBI through 48 games with Triple-A Buffalo. He'll head to the open market as a result of his poor performance.
Hanson cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Hanson did very little of note in his 18 games with the Blue Jays, hitting .163/.229/.163. Now that he's off the 40-man roster, he's one step further from returning to the big leagues.
Hanson was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Friday. Hanson failed to make an impression across 18 games with the Blue Jays, slashing just .163/.229/.163 with a 35.4 percent strikeout rate. Derek Law, who was acquired from the Giants alongside Hanson and Juan De Paula in exchange for Kevin Pillar earlier in the month, will take Hanson's spot on the roster.