Report: Angels acquire Tommy Hanson from Braves, trade Jordan Walden
The Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Jordan Walden to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fellow righty Tommy Hanson, according to reports from CBSsports.com’s Jon Heyman and Danny Knobler
Angels trade for tommy hanson—
Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 30, 2012
Hanson goes to Angels for Walden—
(@DKnobler) November 30, 2012
Only a few years ago, Hanson was considered to be a top prospect in the BRaves’ farm system, but his production dropped off last season, when he was also placed on the disabled list with a strained back. Hanson’s ERA has climbed in each of his four years in the majors, reaching a high of 4.48 last season.
A reliever, Walden also suffered an off-year in 2012 after an All-Star appearance in 2011.