On Monday Rick Hahn and the White Sox signed another veteran pitcher to their organization.
27-year-old right-hander Tommy Hanson signed a minor league deal with the club and will report to Arizona for some time at extended spring training. Once he has completed his time there he will join Triple-A Charlotte to pitch for the Knights.
The former Atlanta Braves top prospect, Hanson originally was with the Texas Rangers for spring training this year, but was released after throwing an rough 6.43 ERA in 14 innings.
He began his career with a 2.89 ERA in 2009. Unfortunately for Hanson, he and his ERA have slid from there to a 5.42 ERA last season in 13 starts.
The White Sox are hoping to find magic in a bottle with Hanson. With the poor performance from a couple of the starters and the bullpen as a whole, the signing of Hanson gives the Sox another option to throw into the roster if he can knock down his ERA by a run or two and show signs of being recovered from his injuries.