Angels place Tommy Hanson on DL with forearm injury

The Los Angeles Angels scratched Tommy Hanson from last night's start due to tightness in his throwing forearm. A day later the Angels have decided to place Hanson on the DL as a result of the forearm ailment, the team has announced.

The move is retroactive to June 20, the last day Hanson pitched for the Angels. Since he was scratched from last night's start, he'll be eligible for activation by next weekend. Even if the injury is minor, Los Angeles could have decided the roster move necessary to fill Hanson's spot with another player considering he can return in such short order.

However, the extent of his injury remains to be determined. He'll undergo further evaluation today -- which will likely include an MRI -- as the Angels attempt to diagnose the injury and figure out what type of return timeframe Hanson is looking at.

Los Angeles acquired Hanson from the Atlanta Braves this offseason in exchange for reliever Jordan Walden. It's been a rough start to the season for the former top prospect, as he's struggled to the tune of a 5.10 ERA and 1.552 WHIP. The 26-year-old was replaced in the Angels' rotation by Billy Buckner.



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