Starting pitcher Tommy Hanson will rest for the next 48-hours before resuming spring training with the Atlanta Braves, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Hanson was involved in a car accident and suffered a minor concussion yesterday prior to reporting to camp.
Hanson will be evaluated after resting for 48 hours. Should still be on schedule if he can return by this weekend or early next week.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 21, 2012
Hanson reported to the stadium immediately after the accident, according to Bowman, but later left to the hospital to get a more thorough evaluation. The 25-year-old, is considered one of the top young starting pitchers in baseball. Last season in 22 starts he posted a 11-7 record with a 3.60 ERA. In 130 innings pitched, he struck out 142 batters. Over the course of his three-year career he has posted a 33-22 record with a 3.28 ERA.