White Sox sign pitcher Tommy Hanson to minor league deal

White Sox sign pitcher Tommy Hanson to minor league deal
April 7, 2014, 5:00 pm
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CSN Staff

The White Sox added some pitching depth Monday by signing veteran righty Tommy Hanson.

The 27-year-old Hanson, who spent spring training with the Texas Rangers, spent four seasons as a starter for the Atlanta Braves before pitching 15 games with the Angels last season.

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Hanson's career in Atlanta started with a bang, as he finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2009. He went 11-4 in 21 starts for the Braves that year with a 2.89 ERA. But his ERA has climbed each season since, reaching 4.48 in his final season with the Braves and 5.42 last season in Anaheim.

Over his five-year career, Hanson is 49-35 with a 3.80 ERA and 648 strikeouts.