Tommy Hanson could play Friday against the Astros. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angeles pitcher Tommy Hanson is expected to return to the lineup Friday after being placed on the "restricted list" May 10 following the death of his step-brother, according to a report late Monday evening from Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
According to Gonzalez, Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed the news and said Hanson, who hasn't started a game since May 4, had thrown a five-inning, 75-pitch simulated game on Saturday in Arizona. Hanson is 2-1 with a ERA of 3.86 over five starts this season.