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Tommy Hanson: Traded to Angels

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Update: The Braves traded Hanson to the Angels on Friday in exchange for Jordan Walden, MLB.com reports.

Recommendation: Hanson was a top prospect just a few years ago, but after a rough 2012 season that would have left him competing for the fifth starter's job during spring training, the Braves figured he was expendable. While Walden has the potential to be a back-end reliever, the return on the deal was mildly surprising, which raises more questions about the health of Hanson's arm. While Hanson comes with some flaws, he could still be a key part of the Angels' rotation if he is able to put his injury issues in the past.

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