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Tommy Hanson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tommy Hanson, who had been working out in extended spring training, is expected to join the rotation at Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.
With Felipe Paulino completely lost on the mound, Hanson could soon be an option for the White Sox provided that he can show anything during his minor league stint. With his diminished velocity however, it's unlikely that he'd be a factor in fantasy leagues even if he were to return. Apr 19 - 11:06 AM

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White Sox signed RHP Tommy Hanson to a minor league contract.

Hanson failed to secure a rotation spot with the Rangers during spring training and will now serve as rotation insurance for Chicago. The 27-year-old had a rough 5.42 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 73 innings with the Angels last season. Unless his velocity somehow returns, we're not expecting much.
Apr 7 - 4:10 PM

Rangers released RHP Tommy Hanson.

The Rangers are hurting for starting pitching at the moment, but Hanson failed to impress this spring by posting a 6.43 ERA and 11/5 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. With his stock at rock bottom, the 27-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Mar 26 - 2:35 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Tommy Hanson's status "remains in limbo," with the Rangers needing to decide by Wednesday whether they'll guarantee his contract.

Hanson inked a major league deal last month but the contract wasn't guaranteed, so the Rangers could cut him loose with minimal financial repercussions. That said, with the status of the club's banged-up rotation, Hanson could still make the team in spite of a 6.43 Cactus League ERA.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 25 - 6:12 PM

Tommy Hanson allowed seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

Hanson had a 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP coming into the game but left with a 6.43 ERA after the shelling. He gave up seven hits and three walks, striking out five in the outing. With the Rangers short on starter options, Hanson may sneak into the back end of the team's rotation to start the season despite the poor outing.
Mar 22 - 7:21 PM

Tommy Hanson allowed one run in four innings of work in the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Hanson relieved Joe Saunders in the fourth inning. Both are looking to contribute out of the back of the Rangers' rotation. Hanson allowed the one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander has been solid through three Cactus League starts.
Mar 11 - 7:22 PM

Tommy Hanson gave up two runs in three innings of work against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Hanson allowed five hits, including two doubles, but didn't issue a walk and struck out three. The right-hander is looking to bounce back as the fifth starter in the Rangers' rotation.
Mar 5 - 5:11 PM

Tommy Hanson received a split-contract from the Rangers.

It was reported Tuesday that Hanson will receive a $2 million guarantee, but since he has an option remaining, he will only be paid at that rate for the time he spends in the majors. As of now, he's likely to be the Rangers' fifth starter.
Feb 12 - 8:56 AM

Tommy Hanson signed a major league deal with the Rangers.

It was originally believed to be a minor league deal, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that it's a one-year, $2 million deal with incentives. The 27-year-old has struggled dating back to around mid-2011, but he should have a good chance to claim the fifth spot in the starting rotation in the spring.
Feb 11 - 9:59 AM

Rangers signed RHP Tommy Hanson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hanson will be battling for a spot in the Texas starting rotation this spring in camp. The right-hander struggled with forearm issues and the sudden death of his step-brother in 2013, and wound up posting a rough 5.42 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 73 innings with the Angels. He's only 27 years old and will try to revitalize what once looked to be a promising pitching career.
Source: MLBlogs
Feb 10 - 11:24 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers are "making progress" toward a deal with Tommy Hanson.

It was Morosi who reported late Thursday that the two sides were talking, and it appears they're close to crossing the finish line. Hanson has dealt with shoulder and velocity issues in recent years, putting up a 5.42 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 56/30 K/BB ratio over 73 innings in 2013. However, he's worth a shot on a minor league contract.
Feb 7 - 11:40 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers are in talks with Tommy Hanson.

Hanson was non-tendered by the Angels in December after posting a 5.42 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 56/30 K/BB ratio over 73 innings in 2013. The right-hander hasn't been the same the last few years since losing his velocity, but he'll surely only require a minor league deal. The Rangers could use some rotation depth after Derek Holland's injury.
Feb 6 - 10:12 PM

Angels non-tendered RHP Tommy Hanson.

The fact that it comes as no surprise is sad given how good Hanson was just a few years ago. The right-hander posted a 5.42 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 56/30 K/BB ratio over 73 innings for the Angels in 2013, making him not worth a raise from his $3.725 million salary. He should still get a chance to compete for a rotation spot somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register believes that Tommy Hanson will be non-tendered by the Angels.

The Halos had high hopes for Hanson when he was acquired from the Braves last offseason, but after a disappointing season in which he posted a 5.42 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 56/30 K/BB ratio over 73 innings, the 27-year-old simply wouldn't be worth the raise that he'd garner in arbitration, after earning $3.725 million in 2013.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Angels recalled RHP Tommy Hanson from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hanson posted a 5.49 ERA over four starts for Salt Lake since his demotion last month. He'll likely be used in long relief down the stretch, though a spot start could be a possibility.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 06:14:00 PM

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