Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:08:12 -0700
The Atlanta Braves brought back longtime scout Tom Battista on Thursday, Oct. 16, to have him work as a crosschecker in the organization. Battista, who discovered 1B Freddie Freeman and SP Tommy Hanson, will review prospects flagged by area scouts.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:09:04 -0700
The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent SP Tommy Hanson (Rangers) to a minor league deal Monday, April 7.
Fantasy Tip: Hanson gives the White Sox some starting rotation depth. He'd be an option for the desperate in AL-only leagues if he finds himself in the majors and in the rotation, which is probably unlikely unless there's an injury.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:00:20 -0700
The Texas Rangers released SP Tommy Hanson Wednesday, March 26.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:17:59 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tommy Hanson has fallen out of the rotation competition but could take his free agency if the team does not guarantee his contract and instead options him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:58:25 -0700
The Texas Rangers are facing a decision this week on SP Tommy Hanson. Hanson has a split contract that calls for him to receive $2 million guaranteed in the majors and less than that in the minors. If the Rangers don't option him by Wednesday, March 26, they'll be on the hook for the entire $2 million, but if they do option him, he can opt out and become a free agent.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:45:31 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said SPs Robbie Ross, Colby Lewis, Joe Saunders and Tommy Hanson are battling for the final two spots in the starting rotation.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:26:52 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando could wind up earning the long-relief role out of the bullpen, because he isn't doing much to secure a starting rotation job this spring. He allowed five runs in three innings Tuesday, March 18, and has given up 11 runs in 6 1/3 spring frames in his last two starts. Manager Ron Washington has said he wants to see Ogando earn his spot, and his recent performances haven't helped him to do that. Other options for the final three spots in the rotation include Ps Colby Lewis, Tanner Scheppers, Tommy Hanson, Joe Saunders and Robbie Ross. Ogando remains a leading candidate for one of the spots, but he's no longer a lock.
Fantasy Tip: Ogando is a risky selection for your pitching staff in mixed leagues because of his durability concerns, inconsistent control and now this. There are plenty of other arms in the late rounds that have more promise than Ogando.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:51:38 -0700
Texas Rangers SPs Tommy Hanson and Joe Saunders, both competing for a spot in the rotation, will each appear in the Cactus League spring game Tuesday, March 11, against the Chicago White Sox.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:48:49 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Tommy Hanson, who signed a one-year, $2 million deal, said he is healthy this spring and altered his mechanics in the offseason. He has been throwing for two months and also changed his offseason routine. Hanson is expected to compete for a rotation spot.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:23:26 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent SP Tommy Hanson (Angels) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Feb. 10. He'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation with SPs Nick Tepesch, Colby Lewis, Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman.