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The Los Angeles Angels should get some big time help in the starting pitching ranks this month. Tommy Hanson, as long as all goes well, is slated for a July 23rd return to the mound. Hanson has been out with a right forearm strain. However, he is inching closer to a return with each bullpen session he throws. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register says Hanson has even thrown a simulated game.
#Angels Tommy Hanson is throwing a simulated game right now. If all goes well, expect him to return to rotation on July 23.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 13, 2013
The Angels are in a far better position now than they were earlier in the season, but last season they struggled early and were able to put it together quicker. Hanson's return may not be enough to help propel the under-achieving Angels into the postseason. As it stands right now, the Angels are four games under .500 and ten games back of first.
Hanson should help, but we'll have to wait and see how much. He made nine starts this year before the injury and got off to a rough start. Before hitting the DL, Hanson was 4-2 with a 5.10 ERA. In his career, though, Hanson has fared far better. In five seasons, he is 49-34 with a 3.72 ERA.
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