Car wreck leaves Atlanta's Tommy Hanson with mild concussion



Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after wrecking on his way to spring training.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that Hanson will miss the first two days of spring training, then gradually work his way back into a normal routine. If there are no setbacks, he should be back at full strength within a week.

Hanson blew out a tire Monday near the Braves’ Disney World complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and might have bumped his head on either the windshield or the steering wheel. The right-hander was diagnosed with a grade one concussion but apparently has no other injuries.


DISPUTE SETTLED: The Cubs and the Red Sox announced a deal Tuesday that settles their dispute over what Boston should get after executive Theo Epstein left for Chicago.

The Cubs are sending right-handed reliever Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later to the Red Sox for a player to be named.

Epstein became Chicago’s president of baseball operations and got a five-year, $18.5 million deal in October.


MARLINS: Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo remains in the Dominican Republic, his travel restricted after he played under a fake name for seven major league seasons, and the Miami Marlins are uncertain whether he’ll join them for any part of spring training.

Formerly known as Leo Nunez, Oviedo is working with the U.S. and Dominican governments to obtain a visa, Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said.


MARINERS: Manager Eric Wedge is moving Ichiro Suzuki from his traditional leadoff spot down to No. 3 in the batting order.

Wedge is trying to figure out who is Seattle’s best option to take over in the leadoff role.



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