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Tommy Hanson | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Tommy Hanson passed away Monday after suffering catastrophic organ failure.
Hanson was just 29. Once an elite prospect, Hanson opened his Braves career 32-22 with a 3.28 ERA in three seasons before injuring his shoulder in 2011. He won 13 more games for Atlanta in 2012 despite diminished stuff, but he made just 15 more big-league appearances afterwards, those coming with the Angels in 2013. He had since pitched in the minors for the White Sox in 2014 and Giants in 2015. Tue, Nov 10, 2015 01:47:00 AM

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Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta reports that Tommy Hanson has suffered "catastrophic organ failure."

Awful. It was Klein who broke the news earlier Monday that Hanson was in a coma, and he's also heard from Hanson's friends and former teammates that the situation is "real bad." Hanson, who turned just 29 in August, posted a 4.76 ERA over 15 starts with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in 2015.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta reports that Tommy Hanson is in an Atlanta-area hospital with a coma.

Awful. It's unclear at this point what caused Hanson to fall into the coma, but more details should be available at some point. The 29-year-old former Braves and Angels hurler posted a 4.76 ERA over 15 starts with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in 2015.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Giants signed RHP Tommy Hanson to a minor league contract.

Hanson hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 and had a 6.16 ERA in 10 minor league starts last year. He's a former top prospect but isn't being counted on to provide much these days.
Wed, May 13, 2015 06:38:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 04:10:00 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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 02:35:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of 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.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 06:12:00 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.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 07:21:00 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.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 07:22:00 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.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:11:00 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.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 08:56:00 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.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 09:59:00 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
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 11:24:00 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.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 11:40:00 AM

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