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Tommy Hanson’s struggles have continued at Triple-A

Sep 4, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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Tommy Hanson was bumped from the rotation and demoted to Triple-A about four weeks ago after posting a 5.69 ERA for the Angels and things haven’t gotten any better in Salt Lake.

Hanson has made four starts against Pacific Coast League hitters, allowing 14 runs in 19.2 innings while serving up five homers. It’s been a miserable season for Hanson, who’s struggled on the field and spent significant time on the bereavement list following the death of his stepbrother.

Mike Scioscia told William Boor of that Hanson will remain at Triple-A for the PCL playoffs and then “see if he can take a step forward and we can see where he fits in on our club.” Hanson, who was acquired from the Braves in exchange for Jordan Walden, figures to be non-tendered this offseason.

  1. lyon810 - Sep 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    What!?! A struggling MLB pitcher continues to struggle in the PCL??? UNHEARD OF!

  2. dlf9 - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    He came up to the Braves with such promise. But his delivery was always kinda ugly, almost shot-putting the ball from his shoulder rather than a fluid long-armed delivery. I’d be willing to bet that there is an undiagnosed injury that he is dealing with. However, even if he gets the medical clearance, that delivery doesn’t suggest a long healthy career.

    • chc4 - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Undiagnosed? He’s had a partially torn rotator cuff for the last 3 seasons. Angels knew that when they traded for him.

  3. asimonetti88 - Sep 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Everyone wants to blame DiPoto for Hamilton and Pujols, but those were Moreno. If you want to criticize DiPoto, look at the pickups of Hanson and Blanton. I thought at least one of them could have had an average year. Boy was I wrong.

    • km9000 - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      And if there’s one team that doesn’t get the most out of reclamation project pitchers, it’s the Angels.

  4. losanginsight - Sep 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Jerry Dipoto for GM of the Year. Another great pick up for the Halos.

  5. rehortonjr - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Helpful tip for GM’s: Do not trade for “used” Braves pitchers; those trades do not usually end up good for the other team.

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