The Los Angeles Angels got a scare yesterday when their newest pitcher, Tommy Hanson, had to leave his spring start. Hanson appeared to have felt some discomfort and was lifted from the game. However, it seems the issue was minor and he'll be fine. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says it was just some tightness in Hanson's triceps.
Tommy Hanson on his triceps: "It's fine. They're just taking the cautious route." Says he felt good but it tightened up after long inning.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 20, 2013
Hanson was traded to the Angels by the Braves in November of last year. Hanson had been one of the Braves' better pitchers, but the Angels were willing to give up a cost-controlled young reliever who has impressed in his time in the Majors.
Hanson has pitched in the Majors for four seasons - all with the Braves. In his career, Hanson is 45-42 with a 3.61 ERA. His ERA has steadily been climbing, though. This may be cause for concern. In each season, Hanson has posted a progressively higher ERA. Last year, he posted a 4.48 ERA.
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