Report: Angels acquire Tommy Hanson from Braves, trade Jordan Walden
The Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Jordan Walden to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fellow righty Tommy Hanson, according to reports from CBSsports.com's Jon Heyman and Danny Knobler
Only a few years ago, Hanson was considered to be a top prospect in the BRaves' farm system, but his production dropped off last season, when he was also placed on the disabled list with a strained back. Hanson's ERA has climbed in each of his four years in the majors, reaching a high of 4.48 last season. A reliever, Walden also suffered an off-year in 2012 after an All-Star appearance in 2011.