Though the top of the Los Angeles Angels' starting rotation has been solid of late, manager Mike Scioscia is rightfully concerned about its overall depth moving forward.
Getting Tommy Hanson back for Tuesday night's contest with the visiting Minnesota Twins could provide some help.
C.J. Wilson has allowed two earned runs over his last four starts and Jered Weaver has won three of his last four outings, but Jerome Williams has posted a 14.54 ERA over his last four starts, and Joe Blanton suffered his major league-worst 13th defeat in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Twins.
Hanson (4-2, 5.10 ERA) hasn't pitched since giving up seven runs in two innings of the Angels' 10-9 win over Seattle on June 20. He was scratched from his next start before going on the disabled list with a right forearm strain.
The right-hander's return should be a major plus for an Angels rotation that is still missing Jason Vargas, who has been out since mid-June with a blood clot in his left armpit.
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