Tommy Hanson SP CWS 11 Months

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 CWS 11 Months

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 CWS 11 Months

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 CWS 12 Months

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 CWS 12 Months

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 CWS 12 Months

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 CWS Dec 14 '79

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 CWS Nov 23 '79

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.

Tommy Hanson SP CWS Nov 22 '79

Tommy Hanson will earn a $2 million salary if he makes the Rangers.

Hanson, who signed a minor league deal with Texas on Monday, would have a chance to make more 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.

Tommy Hanson SP CWS Nov 21 '79

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.