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Report: Rangers in talks with Tommy Hanson

Feb 7, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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Looking for some additional rotation depth with Derek Holland sidelined until midseason, the Rangers are in talks with free agent right-hander Tommy Hanson, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Hanson was once considered among the best young pitchers in the game, but his career has veered off course since a rotator cuff issue in 2011. Traded from the Braves to the Angels last winter, the 27-year-old right-hander posted a 5.42 ERA and 56/30 K/BB ratio in 73 innings over 13 starts and two relief appearances in 2013. He became a free agent after the Angels non-tendered him in December.

Hanson’s agent, Greg Genske, told Morosi on Thursday that his client has received offers from multiple teams and is “in a great place mentally and physically.” In addition to his struggles on the mound last year, Hanson was mourning the loss of his stepbrother.

  1. ewampus - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Could be worse. Nelson Cruz worse.

  2. halladaysbicepts - Feb 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    I know, DJ Short. No team should sign Tommy Hanson. He’s damaged goods? Right? I would suggest Tommy Hanson go to AA, pitch well there and if he does, maybe AAA, Just a thought,

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      He did not look good for the Halos last year

  3. leylandshospicenurse - Feb 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    He was my bounce back player of the year, but not in the Globe.

  4. unclemosesgreen - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    He’s done being good, his mechanics were always terrible and his shoulder woes were a direct results of that. Now he’s got totally different mechanics, which is always a big red flag for a starting pitcher. I would only scout him as a reliever from this point forward.

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