Tommy Hanson SP SF 11 months ago

Hanson made his first start of 2015 at High-A San Jose on Monday, striking out eight while allowing just two hits and a walk over five scoreless innings. His fastball sat between 89 and 91 mph, going as high as 94, reports San Jose play-by-play man Joe Ritzo.

The Giants signed Hanson to a minor league deal a month ago, but this was his first appearance in game action. The dominant work means it's likely Hanson -- once one of the most appealing young pitchers in the game -- will get moved up to a higher level soon as he tries to make his way back to the majors.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 1 year ago

Hanson agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Hanson, who has yet to pitch in a game this year, will add some starting pitching depth in the Giants' minor league ranks. He struggled in 10 starts with Triple-A Charlotte last season, posting a 6.16 ERA and 32:28 K:BB ratio over 49.2 innings.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.

Tommy Hanson SP SF 2 years ago

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.