by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson had one of his best starts Saturday against the Yankees, striking out a season-high eight batters. He's won both of his June starts, which is the first time he's won consecutive games this season.
Hanson is not only playing like a confident pitcher, he's also talking like one.
"That was the most confident I felt all year," Hanson said, per the Los Angeles Daily News. "I'm getting back into a rhythm. I threw the ball well in the bullpen (before the game) and carried it over into the game."
Tommy Hanson Ks eight in win over Yankees
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/15/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson turned in another solid outing as he earned his fourth win Saturday against the Yankees.
Hanson (4-2) surrendered a run-scoring triple to Brett Gardner and an RBI single to Jayson Nix in the third inning. The right-hander permitted the two runs, five hits and a walk while striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win.
Hanson has allowed four runs over his last 11 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at home against Seattle.
Tommy Hanson grinds out win
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/8/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson earned a win Saturday with a nicely pitched game in Boston.
Hanson improved to 3-2 as he got solid run support and gave up just two runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings. He limited the damage with four strikeouts. His ERA is 4.12 after his 114 pitches.
Hanson was a little better this time around in his second start since coming off the disabled list. His next scheduled start comes Friday against the Yankees.
Angels retain same rotation order
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/7/2013) The Angels will not change the order of their rotation despite Friday's rainout.
The team will still plan to start Tommy Hanson during game one Saturday. He will be followed by C.J. Wilson, who will pitch Saturday night's game. Joe Blanton will pitch, as expected, on Sunday.
Tommy Hanson suffers loss in return
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/1/2013) Making his first start since May 4, Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson surrendered five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in 6 1/3 innings against the Astros Friday. He fell to 2-2 and saw his ERA rise to 4.19.
Hanson was away from the team for most of May after the death of his stepbrother. He'll try to get back on track against the Cubs Wednesday.
Tommy Hanson activated by Halos
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) The Angels activated starter Tommy Hanson off the restricted list Tuesday. Hanson had been away from the team since early May due to a death in his family.
Hanson threw 75 pitches in a five-inning simulated game over the weekend and could start Friday against Houston.
Tommy Hanson could start Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) The Angels could receive another starting pitcher back this week, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Tuesday that Tommy Hanson could return to the mound Friday. Hanson has been on the restricted list since the beginning of May.
The Angels currently plan to have Hanson pitch Friday against the Astros, but that is not set in stone. Manager Mike Scioscia did confirm earlier in the week that Hanson's next start will be in the majors, and not another minor-league rehab start.
Tommy Hanson to make next start with Angels
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/28/2013) Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Monday that Tommy Hanson's next start will come with the big-league club, MLB.com reports.
Hanson, who threw five innings and 75 pitches during a simulated game Saturday, could start Friday's series opener against the Astros, if the team decides to move Joe Blanton out of the rotation. Scioscia has yet to provide a specific return date for Hanson.
Tommy Hanson might pitch later in week
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson, who hasn't pitched since May 4 and has been on the restricted list, threw five innings and 75 pitches during a simulated game Saturday. He might join the rotation later in the week.
"He had a good workout," manager Mike Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "He'll be evaluated to make sure, but he should be another guy we're folding into the rotation this week if everything comes out all right."
Tommy Hanson scheduled for 75 pitches Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson is schedule to throw 75 pitches in an extended spring training start Saturday, the Orange County Register reports. If he makes one more start before returning, he could be on track to be back June 4.
Hanson is on the restricted list and hasn't started for the Angels since May 4.
Tommy Hanson's return 'could be weeks away'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson has spent significant time on the restricted list in May, with his last start coming on May 4. His return "could be weeks away," the Orange County Register reports.
The timetable may be speculation by the reporter but is notable, as the door was slightly open for Hanson to return this weekend. He is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 28 innings over five starts this season.
Tommy Hanson won't start Saturday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson will "most likely" miss his start scheduled for Saturday in Kansas City, the Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday.
Hanson has been away from the team since early May following the death of his step brother. The Angels were hoping to get him back Saturday, but would like him to get some work at extended spring training first.
Tommy Hanson could return May 25
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson could return May 25, the next time the Angels need a fifth starter, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hanson, who is on the bereavement list after the death of his step-brother, last pitched May 4.
Tommy Hanson has no timetable for return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson had no timetable to be activated off the bereavement list as of Tuesday, manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com.
Hanson has missed three turns through the rotation while he's been dealing with his step-brother's death. He was previously on the bereavement list before a short return to the team.
Tommy Hanson expected to miss another start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson, who was scratched Friday, will miss at least a second-consecutive turn through the rotation while he is on the bereavement list due to family issues.
"He's working through the process," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's been in contact with a lot of us, and hopefully he'll get through this tough situation and be ready to come back."
Barry Enright will start again on Wednesday for Hanson. Scioscia does not have a timetable for his return.
Tommy Hanson lands on bereavement list
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) The Angels placed starting pitcher Tommy Hanson on the bereavement list, the team announced Friday. Hanson was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the White Sox due to family issues.
The team recalled reliever Michael Roth from Double-A Arkansas to take his place on the 40-man roster.
Hanson, who is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA over starts, is tentatively scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Royals.
Tommy Hanson to miss Friday start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson will not make Friday's scheduled start against the White Sox, MLB.com reports. Hanson, who spent time on the bereavement list in April due to a death in the family, is still dealing with family issues.
Tommy Hanson serves up two long balls
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson had a hard time keeping the ball in the park again in his outing against the Orioles on Saturday. After surrendering four homers over his first four starts, he allowed three runs on seven hits -- including two long balls -- over five innings of work.
Manny Machado launched a solo home run off the right-hander in the first before J.J. Hardy followed suit the following frame. Hanson's final damage came in the form of a Nolan Reimold sac fly in the fifth and he left in line for the loss. Luckily for him, his teammates were able to battle back to tie the game.
Hanson, who threw 89 pitches, also struck out three and walked two in a no-decision.
His next start is scheduled for Friday against the White Sox in Chicago. The 26-year-old is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two starts on the road.
Tommy Hanson sees bullpen blow lead
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson came off the bereavement list to start Monday in Oakland. Hanson was solid in a no-decision against the Athletics but his bullpen allowed Oakland to rally and send the game into extra innings.
With Dan Straily struggling for the A's, Hanson went six innings and allowed only two runs. He gave up five hits, including a solo homer to Brandon Moss in the sixth, and walked one with six strikeouts. The Angels had a 7-2 lead going into the eighth inning.
Hanson went six shutout innings in his previous outing and has allowed two runs over 12 frames with eight Ks. He has won two of his four outings and will look to keep it up on Saturday against Baltimore.
Tommy Hanson working with reduced fastball
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) For the fourth straight season, Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson's fastball velocity has declined.
Hanson averaged 90.38 mph with the pitch in 2012, but that's down to 89.31 mph this season. Hanson has had shoulder issues in recent years, which have likely been the culprit for his decline.
On top of losing fastball speed, Hanson's rate stats are moving in the wrong direction. His strikeout rate fell, but his walk and home run rates have increased. Hanson will start against the Athletics Monday. The A's have scored the most runs in baseball thus far this year.
Tommy Hanson activated for Monday start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Angels have reinstated starter Tommy Hanson from the bereavement list Sunday, MLB.com reports. In the corresponding roster move Sean Burnett went on the disabled list. Hanson is scheduled to make a start Monday against Oakland.
Tommy Hanson scheduled to return, start Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson is expected to return from the bereavement list and start Monday against the A's, according to MLB.com. He's on the bereavement list while dealing with a death in the family, which caused him to miss his start Wednesday.
Tommy Hanson remains on bereavement list
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson can stay on the bereavement list until Monday coping with a death in his family, according to MLB.com. Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday the team doesn't have a plan for Hanson's return to the rotation once he's back.
"It's been a very emotional week for Tommy, and naturally we'll touch base," Scioscia said. "There's a lot of things we are going to consider."
Tommy Hanson won't start Wednesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) The Angels placed starter Tommy Hanson on the bereavement list on Monday and he won't make his scheduled start Wednesday against Texas, MLB.com reports.
Los Angeles has not announced who will start in his place, though Jerome Williams is an option to make a spot start. The Angels could just push Hanson back to Thursday, but haven't ultimately decided yet. Hanson must remain on the bereavement list at least three days.
Hanson has gone 2-1 on the year with a 4.24 ERA over three outings. He was sharp his last time out with six shutout innings.
Tommy Hanson collects second win
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson picked up his second win of the season Friday night against the Tigers. Hanson, who made his third start, was able to keep Detroit off the scoreboard over his six innings of work.
However, the right-hander had to work his way out of trouble a few times as he allowed a baserunner in five of his first six innings of work. He surrendered six hits in the 8-1 win and finished with four walks and two strikeouts, while improving to 2-1 on the year.
Hanson is slated to face the Rangers for the second time this season when he toes the rubber Wednesday.
He allowed three runs on six hits over six innings when he faced Texas on April 6.
Postponement pushes Tommy Hanson's start to Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Wednesday's game between the Angels and Twins has been postponed due to snow. Angels scheduled starter Tommy Hanson will now start Friday's series opener against the Tigers in Anaheim.
Tommy Hanson surrenders five runs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson allowed five earned runs in five innings Friday night against the Astros in his first loss of the season. He gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out two and needing 108 pitches to complete five innings.
The loss dropped Hanson to 1-1 and saddled him with a 6.55 ERA in 11 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins on the road in his next start Wednesday.
Tommy Hanson serves up two homers in debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson served up a pair of homers but managed to pick up his first win of the season in his debut Saturday against the Rangers.
Hanson (1-0) gave up a solo home run to Mitch Moreland and another solo shot to Ian Kinsler in the third inning. He yielded three runs on six hits in six innings of work in a 8-4 victory. He also struck out four and did not issue a walk in 90 pitches.
Hanson, who has a 4.50 ERA after one start, is scheduled to face the Astros at home Friday night. He allowed two runs in five innings of work in his previous meeting against Houston in 2012 for the Braves.
Tommy Hanson finishes strong vs. Dodgers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson turned in a solid performance in his final start of the spring Saturday against the Dodgers.
Hanson allowed a sacrifice fly to Matt Kemp in the first, but settled down the rest of the way. He yielded one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in a 2-1 victory. The right-hander struck out six and walked two as he finished spring break with an 8.25 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Tommy Hanson gets back on track
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson worked six innings during a minor-league outing Monday as he continues to prepare for the upcoming season. Hanson threw 88 pitches, allowing three runs and seven hits in his fifth appearance of the spring. The right-hander, who was slowed by a tight triceps muscle in his previous outing, had nine strikeouts and no walks Monday.
Tommy Hanson to pitch in minor-league game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson will pitch in a minor-league game on Monday.
Hanson’s last start was cut short due to a tight triceps muscle. He was expected to pitch in a regular spring training game on Monday, but will instead build his arm strength against minor-league hitters.
Last season, the 26-year-old had a 4.48 ERA and a 4.57 FIP in 174 2/3 innings.
Tommy Hanson to make next start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson, who left Wednesday's spring start after three innings because of triceps tightness, played catch Thursday and is on track to make his next spring start Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Hanson is 0-2 with a 8.25 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in four spring starts.
Tommy Hanson leaves start with triceps tightness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson left Wednesday's Cactus League start in the fourth inning with triceps tightness in his pitching arm. The Angels said Hanson was removed from the game for precautionary reasons, and he plans to make his next start.
"It's fine," Hanson told MLB.com "They just wanted to take me out for safety reasons."
He allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in his three innings of work, striking out four batters. The performance lowerd his spring ERA to 8.25.
Hanson has looked like a different pitcher over the last two years, losing speed off his fastball both in 2011 and 2012, so fantasy owners were already on edge about his health and long-term viability. He's likely turned into a "stay away" fantasy commodity in upcoming drafts until he can prove that he can stay healthy.
Tommy Hanson allows a pair of homers vs. Mariners
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson made his third Cactus League start Friday against the Mariners.
Hanson, who is projected to be the third pitcher in the rotation, allowed a two-run home run to Julio Morban in the second and a solo home run to Justin Smoak in the fourth for his only damage of the evening.
He allowed three runs on two hits in four innings in an 8-5 defeat. He also struck out one and walked one as he was tabbed with his second loss this spring.
According to Hanson, both of the home runs he allowed came off of sliders.
"I was still a little bit up in the zone," Hanson said. "I made a few adjustments during the game. I still feel that I have some work to do but I'm not being impatient."
Hanson crowned by Royals
(3/10/2013) After giving up just one run in his spring debut, Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson did not have the same success in Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Royals. He allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings of work. Hanson also struck out two with no walks while throwing 55 pitches, 36 for strikes. "I made them look real good," Hanson said. "I didn't think I'd get knocked around the park, but I did make some mistakes and that's why they scored those runs."
Hanson makes Cactus debut
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Angels starter Tommy Hanson went two innings on Tuesday in a Cactus League start against the Reds. Hanson, who was making his Cactus League debut in the game, gave up a run on a Jay Bruce homer in the second frame but was otherwise solid. He allowed three hits and only the one run with no walks in the game. Hanson's ERA on the spring is now at 4.50. "That first day is never going to go the way you planned," he said. "I just wanted to get out there, get comfortable being on the mound and facing live hitters. That's the first time I've faced live hitters since last season. It's a little different when you get a hitter in there. My adrenaline was up and all that."
Hanson developing stronghold
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Angels starting pitcher Tommy Hanson told ESPN on Friday that he feels at full strength thanks in part to a new offseason conditioning program. Hanson dealt with injury woes and fatigue last year with the Braves and posted a career-high 4.48 ERA, more than a run higher than his career mark entering the 2012 season (3.27). Hanson was dealt to Los Angeles in exchange for relief pitcher Jordan Walden last November.
Hanson, Angels avoid arbitration
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) The Orange County Register reported on Friday that the Angels and Tommy Hanson have agreed to a one-year, $3.725 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Hanson was traded to the Angels in November, in exchange for reliever Jordan Walden.