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Former Ranger Tommy Hanson has died

Former major league pitcher Tommy Hanson has died at the age of 29

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Tommy Hanson, the righthanded pitcher who was with the Texas Rangers in spring training in 2014, is currently in a coma in an Atlanta hospital, according to Zach Klein of WSB TV in Atlanta.

There's no additional information available at this time about the specifics of his condition.

Hanson, 29, came up in the Atlanta Braves' organization, and had success early in his career before shoulder problems de-railed him.  Hanson was traded by the Braves to the Los Angeles Angels for Jordan Walden in the 2012-13 offseason, and was signed by the Rangers prior to the 2014 season as a free agent.  The Rangers ended up releasing Hanson, who spent the 2014 season pitching for the White Sox AAA affiliate.  Hanson pitched in the Giants system in 2015.

UPDATE -- Reports indicate that Hanson has passed away.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones in their time of mourning.