Rays Acquire Hanigan, Bell In Three-Team Trade

iStockphoto(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Rays acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan from the Cincinnati Reds and right-handed reliever Heath Bell from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, in a three-team trade.

The Rays sent minor league right-handed pitcher Justin Chaote and a player to be named to Arizona. The D-Backs dealt left-handed pitcher David Holmberg to the Reds. Tampa Bay will also receive cash considerations from Arizona.

The 33-year-old Hanigan agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Rays, with a club option for 2017, worth a guaranteed $10.75 million. He spent his entire seven-year career with the Reds, where he batted .262 with a total of 20 home runs and 138 RBIs.

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