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MRI finds no structural damage in Tommy Hanson’s shoulder

Aug 11, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

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Tommy Hanson has already been scratched from Friday’s scheduled start and received a cortisone injection because of shoulder problems, but the Braves got some good news yesterday when an MRI exam revealed no structural damage.

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the current plan is for Hanson to avoid the disabled list and potentially rejoin the rotation as soon as Tuesday against the Giants.

However, while a tendinitis diagnosis is positive news for Hanson his struggles since the All-Star break remain worrisome for the previously dominant 24-year-old right-hander. He’s allowed 23 runs in 27 innings since the break while opponents hit .313 with a .970 OPS off him.

Mike Minor will start in Hanson’s place tomorrow.

  1. heyblueyoustink - Aug 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    The red beard is sapping his power.

    • banksatdixie - Aug 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      Its a genetic defect!

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    The Braves are 5 games up in the WC and have the 4th best record in baseball. I am amazed that they have gone 10-5 since McCann’s injury, even though 6 of those games were against the Marlins. Still, the Braves have definitely exceeded expectations and I would be shocked if they don’t win the WC, even if Hanson misses a couple starts.

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