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Alen Hanson Claimed Off Waivers by Chicago White Sox

Alen Hanson was claimed by the White Sox on Friday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Alen Hanson Claimed Off Waivers by Chicago White Sox
John Dreker

The Chicago White Sox have claimed 24-year-old infielder Alen Hanson from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hanson hit .193/.220/.263 in 37 games for the Pirates this season before being designated for assignment last Friday. He also played 27 games for the Pirates last season and put up a .226/.273/.258 slash line. Hanson was out of options this season and receiving sporadic playing time, starting just nine times and playing only three complete games.

Tim Williams recently posted about Hanson's career with the Pirates and what went wrong. He was once a highly rated prospect in the system, who dropped down to the 20th spot in our latest prospect guide. Hanson still has plus speed, the ability to play second base full-time in the majors and a line drive approach, with occasional pop in his bat. He...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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