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  1. Tommy Hanson to miss second start on bereavement leave

    May 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Tommy Hanson has been away from the Angels on bereavement leave following the death of his step-brother and the team announced that he’ll miss a second start. Hanson technically had to be transferred to the restricted list because the bereavement list only allows a maximum absence of seven days. He was previously on the bereavement…

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2013, 6:27 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Athletics 10, Angels 8: Nineteen innings. Six and a half hours. Sixteen pitchers, including A’s Opening Day starter Brett Anderson who pitched five and a third innings out of the pen. The Angels, for their part, had two pitchers — Tommy Hanson who started it and Jerome Williams who came in later — each of…

  3. Tommy Hanson takes bereavement leave from Angels

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Tommy Hanson will miss his next turn in the rotation after taking bereavement leave from the Angels following a death in the family. To replace Hanson on the roster the Angels called up David Carpenter from Triple-A, but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Jerome Williams will likely make the spot start in his place…

  4. Josh Hamilton opens Angels career 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts

    Apr 6, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    It’s obviously way too early to panic, but Josh Hamilton‘s Angels career is off to a slow start. The $133 million man went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday and is now 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts through the first five games of Anaheim’s regular-season schedule. The Rangers, intimately familiar with Hamilton’s random offensive funks, gave Albert…

  5. Braves name Tim Hudson as Opening Day starter

    Mar 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Tim Hudson Getty

    Atlanta announced that Tim Hudson will start on Opening Day for the first time since 2008, getting the nod over Kris Medlen. Derek Lowe started Opening Day for the Braves in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with Tommy Hanson getting the honors last season. Medlen was amazing after joining the rotation in late July, going 9-0…

  6. Tommy Hanson leaves game with triceps tightness

    Mar 20, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    Ruh-roh for the Angels: And now Tommy Hanson is coming out of the game. May have felt something during warm-up pitches. #Angels — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) March 20, 2013 ESPN’s Jim Bowden says that Hanson “grabbed his shoulder.” It’s officially being called “triceps tightness.” Not good. Especially given how poorly he’s pitched so far this…

  7. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Angels. The Big Question: Can the Angels slug their way to an AL West title? With the…

  8. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  9. Angels never made strong push for Zack Greinke, dropped out of bidding in early November

    Dec 12, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    At the beginning of the offseason the Angels shed Ervin Santana and Dan Haren from the payroll, seemingly to prepare to break the bank re-signing Zack Greinke. There were even articles suggesting re-signing Greinke was the entire focus of their offseason plan. And yet the Angels dropped out of the Greinke bidding weeks before he…

  10. Dodgers considering bowing out of Zack Greinke sweepstakes

    Dec 6, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    When the Winter Meetings began, many considered the deep-pocketed Dodgers the heavy favorites to land free agent right-hander Zack Greinke. But now that teams, players and agents have departed Nashville, his future isn’t so clear. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Greinke talks have reached a “critical stage” and the Dodgers are now considering bowing…

  11. Report: Angels sign Joe Blanton for two years, $15 million

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    The Angels are staying busy Wednesday, picking up Joe Blanton on a two-year, $15 million contract to add to their rotation. The deal includes an option for 2015, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Blanton went 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA for the Phillies and Dodgers last season, though he did post a fine 166/34…

  12. The Angels are in the mix for Edwin Jackson

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:01 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    The Angels are still holding out hope to retain free agent right-hander Zack Greinke, but they are also considering some backup plans in case things don’t work out. With that in mind, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that they are one of many teams in the mix for free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson. Jackson, 29,…

  13. The Angels are going to meet with Zack Greinke

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    There was some speculation earlier this week that the Angels were no longer interested in Zack Greinke or, at the very least, were not likely to sign him. And now that the Angels have acquired Tommy Hanson, one would think that they have even less of a desire to go big dollars on starting pitching.…

  14. Angels get Tommy Hanson from Braves for Jordan Walden

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Tommy Hanson once looked likely to be atop Atlanta’s rotation for a long time, but after the right-hander struggled for the past season-and-a-half the Braves have traded him to the Angels. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Braves will get 25-year-old reliever Jordan Walden in return, which makes it a swap of two young…

  15. How about an Upton-Upton-Heyward outfield in Atlanta?

    Nov 25, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    We know the Braves are in hot pursuit of free agent B.J. Upton, who could well be the next top free agent to sign. It makes one wonder if they’d considering pairing the Upton brothers and bringing in Justin from Arizona. On the surface, it seems like a great idea. Neither Upton brother has quite…

  16. Rangers’ Chris McGuiness named Arizona Fall League MVP

    Nov 17, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    This year’s class of participants in the Arizona Fall League included some big names like Reds speedster Billy Hamilton and Mariners prospect catcher Mike Zunino, but a lesser-known prospect ended up taking home the league’s Joe Black MVP Award. According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Rangers first base prospect Chris McGuiness was presented with the…

  17. If not for Bud, Braves would be World Series favorites

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    Who’s with me? The Nationals’ four projected starters are a combined 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in the postseason, with that entire track record belonging to Edwin Jackson. They have one hitter in their lineup with a .350 OBP. They don’t have any big holes in their lineup, but they also don’t have anyone with…

  18. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  19. Kris Medlen hurls shutout in fourth start for Braves

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:19 PM EDT

    Kris Medlen

    Kris Medlen was so impressive while filling in for Tommy Hanson that the Braves had already decided to go to a six-man rotation in anticipation of Hanson’s return this week. Tonight he ensured that someone else is going to the pen if they opt to return to five starters next month. Making his fourth start…

  20. The Braves are going to a six-man rotation for a while

    Aug 13, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Lots of rotation weirdness this year. Six mans, four mans. Here’s another six-man: the Atlanta Braves. With Tommy Hanson coming off the disabled list, Fredi Gonzalez had to figure out who to bump. The most likely choices were Kris Medlen or Mike Minor, but given that everyone has pitched fairly well, Gonzalez has decided to…

  21. Kris Medlen shines again in third time through rotation

    Aug 12, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Kris Medlen spent the first four months of the 2012 regular season in a relief role. It will be a shame if he’s ever asked to go back. The 26-year-old from Santa Ana, California made his third start of the season on Saturday night against the Mets and was brilliant yet again, allowing just a…

  22. Tommy Hanson to make rehab start Sunday at Triple-A, will rejoin the Braves afterward

    Aug 11, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    tommy hanson getty

    Braves righty Tommy Hanson is just about ready. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 25-year-old is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start on Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett and will be activated from the disabled list five days later if all goes according to plan. Hanson, who has been on the…

  23. Back injury sends Tommy Hanson to disabled list

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson 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…

  24. Eight walks + seven steals = 7-1 loss for Marlins

    Jul 25, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    The  Marlins worked seven walks against the Braves’ Tommy Hanson on Wednesday and followed  those up with many of their seven steals, yet they still ended up losing 7-1. With two apiece from Jose Reyes and Donovan Solano (Hanley Ramirez‘s replacement at third base), the Marlins became the first team this year to swipe seven…

  25. Marlins demote former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan to Triple-A again

    Jun 14, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chris Coghlan

    Chris Coghlan was demoted to Triple-A in late April after hitting .121 as a part-time player for the Marlins, got recalled three weeks later when they sent down Gaby Sanchez, and is now headed back to the minors after going 9-for-59 (.153) in 20 games since returning. This is the fourth time the Marlins have…

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