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Tommy Hanson to miss Friday start, but avoid disabled list

Aug 9, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

Tommy Hanson AP

Tommy Hanson‘s struggles since the All-Star break and diminished velocity have convinced the Braves to scratch him from Friday’s scheduled start, but Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’ll avoid the disabled list for now.

Hanson declined to discuss whether he’s been pitching through any arm problems while posting an 8.10 ERA since the All-Star break, but there’s been speculation about his shoulder hurting.

Hanson had a 2.89 ERA in 2009, a 3.33 ERA in 2010, and a 2.44 ERA through the All-Star break this year, but in five second-half starts he’s coughed up 24 runs in 27 innings while allowing opponents to hit .313 with a .970 OPS.

Because the Braves have an off day Thursday they can skip Hanson’s turn in the rotation and use Mike Minor on regular rest without changing anyone else’s schedule. And in the meantime Braves fans will hope a week off is enough to cure the 24-year-old ace.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Why does anyone care what the Bravos do when Craig isn’t looking?

    It’s going to rain again tonight at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium. Maybe the Feesh ought to change their names to the Coelocanths to express their dream of playing on dry land some day.

  2. nypricks - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Teheran pls.

  3. mordecofe - Aug 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Braves-related, Heyward is sitting AGAIN, this time against a RHP. Ridiculous.

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