Angels right-hander Tommy Hanson has changed agents and is now represented by Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal (on Twitter). Hanson had previously been represented by Scott Boras.
The 26-year-old Hanson was acquried by the Halos this offseason in a one-for-one swap that sent Jordan Walden to the Braves. A one-time top prospect who posted a 3.28 ERA through his first three Major League seasons, Hanson has seen his velocity and strikeout rates decline sharply, and his command has worsened as well. He's battled a forearm injury this season and has also spent time on the DL with back and shoulder injuries dating back to 2011.
Hanson has a 5.29 ERA with 7.0 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and a 34 percent ground-ball rate in just 63 innings in his first season with the Angels. He's earning $3.73MM in 2013 and is controlled through the 2015 season via arbitration.
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