Braves trade pitcher Hanson

AP
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 1:38 PM
Last updated 6:17 PM
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The Braves have traded starting right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson to the Anaheim Angels for relief pitcher Jordan Walden, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It frees up about $4 million to pursue a left fielder, which is the reason for the deal.

Hanson, 26, was 45-32 with a 3.61 ERA in four seasons but had injury problems. Walden, 25, had 32 saves and was an All-Star as the team’s closer in 2011 but had one save in 45 appearances last season. He likely would become another arm in the bullpen as setup reliever.

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rmwhitley 12/01/12 - 10:36 am
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Smart move.
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Maybe the Braves won't have to worry about having to score 5 runs every time that slot in the rotation pitches this year.

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Riverman1 12/01/12 - 01:26 pm
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Wow...hard to believe they

Wow...hard to believe they are giving up on Tommy. He's Kris Medlen's best friend.

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