Hannahan's rehab stint gets under way

Hannahan's rehab stint gets under way

SEATTLE -- Jack Hannahan was back in action Friday night, making his first rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma. But manager Don Wakamatsu said Hannahan would need at least 50 at-bats to be ready for big league action, so it's probable that the utility man will play in the Minors for at least two weeks.

Hannahan, who has been on the disabled list since March 31 with a strained right groin, only saw action in two Spring Training games, going 1-for-4 with a walk.

Wakamatsu said the plan would be for Hannahan to ease back into playing shape by being limited to third base and designated hitter for now.

"We need to get him some at-bats and start playing under the lights," Wakamatsu said. "And if we have no problems, we'll try to get him to play some shortstop and second base and move him around a little bit."