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White Sox sign Tommy Hanson

Apr 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

Tommy Hanson AP

Released by the Rangers near the end of spring training, right-hander Tommy Hanson has agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox, according to Jon Heyman of

Hanson is 27 years old and just a few seasons removed from being one of the best starters in baseball for the Braves, but his decline has been incredibly rapid and injuries have sapped his once-dominant raw stuff.

Last season for the Angels he had a 5.42 ERA and just 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings, and this spring he coughed up 11 runs in 14 frames for the Rangers before being cut. It’s a no-risk move for the White Sox, however, and for now they’ll stash Hanson at Triple-A as organizational depth.

  1. chc4 - Apr 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    His shoulder is shot. Too bad as he had great stuff.

  2. innout10 - Apr 7, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    He had 2 bad innings all spring…look for him to play a strong role with chi sox

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