Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • Final
    GB0
    ATL0
  • 1/22 6:40 PM EST
    PIT0
    NE0
  • NBA
  • Final
    GS118
    ORL98
  • Final
    LAL73
    DAL122
  • Live
    PHO28
    TOR31
  • 1/22 7:00 PM EST
    DEN0
    MIN0
  • NHL
  • Final
    NYR1
    DET0
  • Final
    BOS1
    PIT5
  • Live
    CBJ3
    OTT4
  • Live
    PHI0
    NYI1
  • 1/22 7:30 PM EST
    VAN0
    CHI0
  • 1/22 8:00 PM EST
    NSH0
    MIN0

Former MLB starting pitcher Tommy Hanson passes away

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
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.

See photos of Tommy Hanson throughout his career:

1 PHOTOS
Tommy Hanson, MLB pitcher dies at 29
See Gallery
Former MLB starting pitcher Tommy Hanson passes away
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

More from AOL.com:
MLB shortstop Jose Reyes reportedly arrested after domestic abuse incident
NFL suspends CB Aqib Talib for poking player in the eye
NHL power rankings: Devils, Ducks are on the rise

Read Full Story

From Our Partners