Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died Monday from catastrophic organ failure. He was 29.
WSB Atlanta’s Zach Klein first reported the news on Twitter early Tuesday morning, citing an MLB source. The cause of his organ failure is unknown.
Hanson’s symptoms began on Sunday and his condition deteriorated quickly; he was transported to a local hospital after he had difficulty breathing, WSB reported, and was transferred on Monday to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital Monday, where he fell into a coma.
Tommy Hanson died at the age of 29 late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Hanson last pitched in the majors for the Angels in 2013 and spent four seasons with the Atlanta Braves. He spent the last two seasons in the minors for the White Sox and Giants. He was 49-35 with a 3.80 ERA in 123 games (121 starts) over parts of five seasons. Shoulder issues and a concussion derailed his career.
Players and former teammates sent their condolences on Twitter shortly after the news broke.
Very sad to hear about Tommy Hanson. Wish his family and close friends a lot of strength. He was a really nice dude. :/
— Andrelton Simmons (@Andrelton) November 10, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Tommy Hanson. Great guy and competitor. RIP
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) November 10, 2015
Very sad to hear of the passing of Tommy Hanson, a great teammate & I was fortunate to have known him. Life is short, cherish ppl & time.
— Dylan Axelrod (@dylanaxelrod) November 10, 2015
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 10, 2015
Incredibly saddened to hear the news about Tommy Hanson. Thoughts go out to his family and friends
— Daniel Hudson (@DHuddy41) November 10, 2015
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