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  1. White Sox sign Tommy Hanson

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    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 CBSSports.com.

  2. Rangers release Tommy Hanson

    Mar 26, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    Texas is desperate for rotation help right now with Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland all hurt, to the point that the Rangers have turned to Tanner Scheppers as their Opening Day starter despite his never starting an MLB game before. And yet they just released Tommy Hanson, who not so long ago was…

  3. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Choo Fielder

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…

  4. Matt Harrison to undergo MRI on stiff back

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison AP

    After missing most of last season with a pair of procedures to repair a herniated disk in his back, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison continues to have some bad luck on the health front. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Harrison is dealing with stiffness in his lower back and will return to Texas to be…

  5. Tommy Hanson agrees to minor league deal with Rangers

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tommy Hanson Getty

    Not so long ago Tommy Hanson was one of the best young pitchers in baseball, but after back-to-back rough seasons the 27-year-old right-hander has had to settle for a minor-league contract from the Rangers. Hanson has struggled to stay healthy since mid-2011 and last season he posted an ugly 5.42 ERA in 73 innings for…

  6. Rangers showing interest in Tommy Hanson

    Feb 7, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Rangers have spoken to free agent pitcher Tommy Hanson, potentially to include him in their starting rotation. The Angels non-tendered Hanson in early December, allowing the 27-year-old right-hander to become a free agent. Hanson posted a disappointing 5.42 ERA in 73 innings for the Angels last…

  7. Report: Rangers in talks with Tommy Hanson

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Tommy Hanson Getty

    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.…

  8. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  9. Braves and Jordan Walden avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jordan Walden Getty

    Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Braves and reliever Jordan Walden have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.49 million contract. Walden was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Acquired from the Angels for Tommy Hanson last November, the 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.45 ERA and 54/14 K/BB ratio over 47…

  10. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  11. UPDATE: Jerome Williams hopes to be non-tendered by Angels

    Nov 30, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    jerome williams getty

    UPDATE: Williams’ agent has clarified his comments, saying that his client would be happy to accept any role the Angels give him, but feels confident that he would have appeal as a starting pitcher if he is non-tendered and hits free agency. 1:55 p.m ET: Monday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to…

  12. With little payroll maneuverability, Angels may have to trade to bolster rotation

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    trumbo getty

    The Angels signed reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million deal on Saturday, just a day after adding third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas in a trade for Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk. As a result, the Angels have about $8 million left before hitting the $189 million luxury tax threshold,…

  13. Report: Angels sign Joe Smith to three-year, $15.75 million deal

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Joe Smith Getty

    The setup market is all set up: Joe Smith and the Angels have come to terms on a three-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports that it’s worth $15.75 million. Obviously, it’s a big price for a pretty anonymous guy, but Smith has a 2.97 ERA since entering the…

  14. Angels demote Tommy Hanson to Triple-A Salt Lake

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson Getty

    The Angels will welcome left-hander Jason Vargas back from the disabled list tomorrow. And not only is Tommy Hanson the odd man out in the starting rotation, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he has been demoted to Triple-A Salt Lake. Such a move would have been unthinkable just a couple of years ago, but…

  15. Play of the Day: J.B. Shuck robs Jose Bautista of a home run

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Oakland Athletics

    In the top of the fourth with the Blue Jays leading 1-0, Jose Bautista hit Tommy Hanson‘s 1-0 offering deep to left field with home run distance. Angels left fielder J.B. Shuck ranged back, timed his leap perfectly directly above the 330-foot marker, and snagged the ball just before falling into a sea of Angels…

  16. Tommy Hanson could return on July 23

    Jul 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels starter Tommy Hanson, recovering from a strained right forearm, threw a simulated game this afternoon. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register is reporting that, if there are no setbacks, the right-hander could return on July 23. Hanson has been on the disabled list since June 21. In nine starts on the year, he…

  17. Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and great prospect duos

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball America released its midseason top 50 prospects list yesterday–updating their preseason list based on performances, injuries, and graduations to the majors–and the Twins had 19-year-old center fielder Byron Buxton at No. 1 and 20-year-old third baseman Miguel Sano at No. 3. Preseason lists are the standard for measuring prospect status and things could change…

  18. Tommy Hanson diagnosed with strained forearm

    Jun 27, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    After being scratched from yesterday’s start with forearm soreness Tommy Hanson underwent an MRI exam and the Angels right-hander has been diagnosed with a forearm strain. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll be shut down completely for at least seven days and the current expectation is that Hanson will miss three…

  19. Tommy Hanson placed on the disabled list

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Tommy Hanson was scratched from last night’s start against the Tigers with soreness in his forearm. Now it’s gonna cost him at least a couple of weeks: The Angels have placed Hanson on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm injury. Hanson has an ERA of 5.10 and a 33/17 K/BB ratio in 47 and two-thirds…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Blue Jays 3, Rays 0: R.A. Dickey throws a Maddux (i.e. a shutout in under 100 pitches), with his knuckler back up to the velocity he featured so often during his Cy Young season. Game was over in two hours, ten minutes. Athletics 5, Reds 0: A.J. Griffin needed 108 pitches for his two-hit shutout…

  21. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Mets 4, Braves 3: Good news: two solo homers for David Wright and five scoreless innings from the bullpen. Bad news: The reason the pen was needed for five innings is that Jon Neise had to leave the game with shoulder problems. Braves news: ugh, you guys have looked positively crappy of late. Tigers 4,…

  22. Angels will skip Joe Blanton’s next turn in the rotation

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    Joe Blanton is 1-10 with a 5.87 ERA and the Angels just announced that the veteran right-hander’s next turn in the rotation will be skipped. That means he won’t start Sunday against the Yankees as scheduled, with the Angels lining up C.J. Wilson, Tommy Hanson, and Jered Weaver for the three-game series instead. It’s tough…

  23. Tommy Hanson: “I was having mental issues with the death of my younger brother”

    May 29, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Last month Tommy Hanson took a bereavement leave from the Angels following the death of his stepbrother, returning to the team after six days away. He made two starts, pitching relatively well, but then decided he wasn’t fully ready to return, leaving the team again for what proved to be another three weeks. Hanson is…

  24. Tommy Hanson could be back Friday

    May 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels starter Tommy Hanson has missed multiple starts due to being on bereavement leave following the death of his step-brother, but he’s about to return, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Hanson threw 75 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday and is set to start either Friday or Saturday for the Angels. They get Jered Weaver…

  25. Braves activate Jason Heyward, place Jordan Walden on DL

    May 17, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward is back from the disabled list after being out since April 21 following an emergency appendectomy. Heyward made it clear right away that he wasn’t going to rush back, targeting late-May, and ended up missing 23 games. Atlanta went 9-14 without Heyward after starting the season at 13-4, although considering he was hitting…

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