Alen Hanson, Infield


Date of Birth: 10/22/1992
Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Alen Hanson, infielder, was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. He played in the Pirates' minor league system from 2010 through 2015. In 609 games, he had 682 hits, 121 doubles, 169 stolen bases, 284 RBIs, 453 strikeouts to 208 walks, and a .284 batting average. Defensively, he played 184 games at second base, 28 games at third base, and 370 games at shortstop.

Hanson spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, playing in just 27 games with the Pirates.

The Pirates designated Hanson for assignment on June 2, 2017. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on June 9th. He finished the 2017 season with 48 hits and a .221 batting average in 37 games with the Pirates and 69 games with the White Sox. Defensively, he played 28 games at second base, 2 games at third base, 2 games at shortstop, 8 games in left field, 11 games in center field, and 20 games in right field.

Hanson elected free agency on December 1, 2017.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Alen Hanson
Baseball Reference - Alen Hanson