Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Mlb-brewers-pirates-may
In another example of a failed move for the Los Angeles Angels, the club has demoted starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to Triple-A.  The move comes after battled injuries and suffered through poor performances.  Considering the Ryan Madson signing, the Sean Burnett trade, and others, the move to designate Hanson fits in with the current path of the Angels' organization. Tommy Hanson optioned to AAA to make room for Vargas. #Angels — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 13, 2013 Multiple times this year, including during spring training, Hanson experienced forearm tightness.  He finally hit the DL in late June because of the injury, and he has only been able to make 13 starts this season.  The injuries, of course, come after an injury-plagued final season with the Atlanta Braves.  Maybe the Angels should have seen it coming. As we covered back in December of last year, it seemed as if the Braves knew something the rest of the world didn't.  It seemed as if the Braves made the trade to get rid of Hanson and his injury concerns.  Surely, the Angels completed a full physical on Hanson before the deal, but Hanson isn't the only pitcher to come to Los Angeles only to spend much of the time on the DL. The Angels signed relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Burnett during the offseason.  Madson was a clear risk as he was coming off Tommy John surgery.  He has not pitched this season (and has not pitched since 2011) and has been released. Burnett at least made 13 appearances this season.  However, he has also spent much of his time with the Angels on the DL.  He is now done for the year. Too many coincidences make a trend.  The Angels will likely need to reevaluate their process for seeking out pitchers going forward.  While injuries will happen, Hanson, Madson, and Burnett are examples of complete offseason failures. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

Federal judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

Report: Bucs sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year extension

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans about booing

Report: Shonn Greene arrested after parking in handicap spot

Report: Joe Maddon wants a very hefty salary

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Four Questions for Game 3 of the World Series

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed

Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

WATCH: 350-pound Arkansas lineman throws TD pass

Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

WATCH: Oregon's Charles Nelson has impressive punt return TD

WATCH: Blue Jackets player takes skate across the face

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

Eight NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100M to fight ebola

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.