Braves trade Tommy Hanson to Angels - CBS46 News

Braves trade Tommy Hanson to Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels have acquired starting right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson from the Braves for reliever Jordan Walden.

Hanson, 26, owns a career record of 45-32 with a 3.61 ERA over four major league seasons. Hanson was drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2005 June free agent draft.

Walden, 25, has appeared in 123 major league games over parts of three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and owns a career record of 8-8 with 3.06 ERA with 34 saves while compiling 138 strikeouts over 114.2 innings pitched.

"We want to thank Tommy for his contributions to our organization," Braves Executive Vice President and 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.

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