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Back injury sends Tommy Hanson to disabled list

Jul 31, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

Tommy Hanson AP AP

Atlanta acquiring Paul Maholm last night makes even more sense with news that Tommy Hanson is headed to the disabled list with a back injury.

Hanson has officially been diagnosed with a strained lower back and revealed that he’s been pitching through the injury since the All-Star break, which explains his 7.45 ERA in four second-half starts.

Maholm will take Hanson’s rotation spot this weekend and Kris Medlen may get a chance to make multiple starts instead of being one-and-done as a spot starter.

Overall this season Hanson has a career-high 4.29 ERA in 22 starts with career-worst marks in homers, walks, and strikeout-to-walk ratio.

  1. matt20hew - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Reblogged this on Today's News.

  2. foreverchipper10 - Aug 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Le sigh. I really like Tommy. Get well soon.

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