Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 11/30/12
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Club sends RHP Jordan Walden to Braves in exchange ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels today acquired RHP Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Jordan Walden. Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Hanson, 26, went 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA (174.2 IP – 87 ER) in 31 starts for Atlanta in 2012, his fourth season with the Braves.  His 13 wins established a career best and ranked second on the club’s staff to Tim Hudson (16).  Hanson’s 31 starts and 161 strikeouts led Atlanta’s pitching staff. Hanson was originally drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2005 draft out of Riverside Community College in Riverside, CA. After making his debut with Atlanta on June 7, 2009, the right-hander went on to post an 11-4 record with a 2.89 ERA (127.2 IP – 41 ER) through the rest of the ’09 season and finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting. From 2009 to 2011, Hanson posted a 32-22 record with a 3.28 ERA (460.1 IP – 168 ER) in 77 starts for the Atlanta,...
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