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Tommy Hanson has bullpen session scrapped due to shoulder soreness

Aug 23, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

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It’s officially time to worry about Tommy Hanson.

According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Hanson was scratched from his scheduled bullpen session this evening due to lingering shoulder soreness. The young right-hander threw just nine pitches in an abbreviated bullpen session yesterday, but insisted that his shoulder was fine. Apparently not.

Hanson has served two stints on the disabled list this season due to shoulder soreness. He will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis for now, but the Braves have cancelled plans for a rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Mike Minor will continue to take his place in the starting rotation for now and Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado represent alternatives in September if Hanson requires a lengthier absence. It’s a good thing Frank Wren didn’t include any of his promising arms in the deal for Michael Bourn, because the Braves may need them.

  1. phillyphever - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    “Mike Minor will continue to take his place in the starting rotation for now and Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado represent alternatives in September if Hanson requires a lengthier absence”

    Surprised neither one of them has been brought up to take Lowe’s spot in the rotation.

    • kast2l - Aug 24, 2011 at 10:56 AM

      braves fan here and I wish they would take Lowe out of the rotation but they won’t/can’t take someone out who is making 15 mil per season…

  2. bravesman1983 - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    I’ll worry for Tommy’s sake, but at least I don’t have to worry for the Braves. As mentioned by D.J. in this post, Wren made the ideal move for this team and Atlanta’s glut of young pitching talent remains intact. The parts are in place to absorb the injuries and ineffectiveness that would’ve crippled a lesser organization’s chances at a postseason run.

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