Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29: report

Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29: report

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. Lynne Sladky/AP

Tommy Hanson died at the age of 29 late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. 

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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.

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