Rangers Sign RHP Tommy Hanson To 1-Year Deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) – The Rangers announced Friday that the club has signed free agent pitcher Tommy Hanson to a one-year major league contract for the 2014 season.

Hanson was 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA in a difficult season with the Los Angeles Angels that included a right forearm injury and the death of his stepbrother.

The Angels traded for Hanson after he won at least 10 games in all four seasons with Atlanta.

The Rangers made room for Hanson by putting left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day disabled list with a broken left foot.

Texas will start the season without left-hander Derek Holland, who injured his left knee in an accident at home

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