Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens once looked to be the future of the Braves rotation. Now if they build on their early promise, theyll be doing it in different uniforms.
The Braves have traded Hanson to the Angels for reliever Jordan Walden as part of a busy day for Atlantas rotation with the club also not expected to tender a contract to Jurrjens before Fridays 11:59 p.m. ET deadline.
In exchange for Hanson the Braves strengthen an already formidable bullpen by adding Walden, who saved 32 games as a rookie closer in 2011.
We want to thank Tommy for his contributions to our organization. Braves general manager Frank Wren said. We were looking to add another power arm to our bullpen and Jordan brings a power arm with well above average stuff.
The Braves were expected to move a starter given their overload at the position but it seemed unlikely that both Hanson and Jurrjens would find themselves the odd men out.
Hanson, the Braves former No. 1 prospect, was 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA in...