"We're getting much better reports on him and his recovery," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Tuesday. "I would hope that he would be a guy that at some point in time down the stretch he would be able to help us. I'm hoping that, I don't know that."
Hannahan began hitting off a tee just before the Reds left for the 10-game road trip. He has not started to throw across the diamond yet.
"He's been doing some things, and the throwing has been slowly progressing and much improved over the last attempt," Price said. "I think he's up to 75-80 feet right now."
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