Former MLB starting pitcher Tommy Hanson passes away

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Former Braves Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dead at 29

Tommy Hanson was admitted to a local Atlanta Hospital late Monday night, where it was reported that he was in a coma. Zach Klein of WSB-TV Atlanta first reported the news with a series of tweets late that evening.

Klein later sent out a tweet that had further details regarding the situation.

Unfortunately Hanson's symptoms were too severe and he sadly passed away late Monday evening.

The 29-year-old former starting pitcher spent five seasons in the majors. He played four seasons in Atlanta with the Braves and was a steady starter until shoulder injuries derailed his career. Hanson was third in the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year voting when he was pitching for the Braves.

Hanson last pitched with the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A club in 2014, trying to make a comeback to the big leagues, but he was unsuccessful in his comeback as he was stung by the injury bug again.

In May, Hanson signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants but hadn't been called up to the big league team.

Hanson also spent some time with the Los Angeles Angels in the 2013 season. The Angels sent out a tweet of support for Hanson late Monday night.

The Braves and Giants also tweeted their condolences:

This is very sad news for the MLB community and the sports world in general.

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Atlanta Brvaes starter Tommy Hanson celebrates with teammates after being pulled in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta Monday, May 31, 2010. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starter Tommy Hanson throws a warm-up pitch during the spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., Friday, March 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Atlanta Braves starter Tommy Hanson delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 12, 2009, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Atlanta Braves' Tommy Hanson warms up before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
This is a 2010 photo of Tommy Hanson of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. This image reflects the Braves active roster as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, when this image was taken in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson delivers against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta, Thursday, April 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, right, hands the ball to starting pitcher Tommy Hanson during the first inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Atlanta Braves' Tommy Hanson reacts after striking out Florida Marlins' Ronny Paulino with three men on base to turn the side in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, back center, grabs pitcher Tommy Hanson, center, as he sits with Derek Lowe, right, and Tim Hudson, left, during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
In this image made with a slow shutter, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson throws a pitch in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla. Atlanta won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson gets the ball back after giving up a run to the Seattle Mariners in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson watches from the dugout before the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Los Angeles Angels' Tommy Hanson (48) delivers to the Texas Rangers during a baseball game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Angels won 8-4. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Texas Rangers' Tommy Hanson poses during photo day at spring training baseball practice, Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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