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Braves place Tommy Hanson on DL with shoulder injury

Jun 17, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

Tommy Hanson pitches

Tommy Hanson was already scratched from his scheduled start today because of a shoulder injury and now the Braves have placed him on the disabled list.

The good news, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, is that an MRI exam revealed no structural damage and Hanson’s diagnosis is merely inflammation.

The bad news is that he’ll miss at least two weeks with an arm injury immediately following an incredibly impressive 14-strikeout start against the Astros, with Double-A call-up Randall Delgado replacing Hanson in the rotation.

Hanson, who has somehow managed to stay mostly under the radar as one of the elite starters in baseball since debuting in mid-2009, is 8-4 with a 2.48 ERA in 14 starts while holding opponents to an NL-low .189 batting average.

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