August 23, 2011
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson(notes) has won 11 games this season and the team is hopeful he can win a few more once he fully recovers from the rotator cuff tendinitis that put him on the DL on Aug. 7.
Hanson took some first steps toward that Monday when he threw nine pitches in the bullpen at Wrigley Field before his team blanked the Chicago Cubs 3-0, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The paper notes that Hanson said his shoulder "felt fine" after the session.
The Braves have Hanson scheduled to make a start on Saturday at Triple-A Gwinnett, according to the Journal-Constitution.
"He played a little catch, then just a little touch-and-feel [session on the mound]," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, the paper notes. "And now he'll throw a side session [Tuesday]."