Tommy Hanson promoted to Mississippi

The Braves have promoted Tommy Hanson. The Braves Show's Bill Shanks has more.

The Braves Show has learned that the Braves have promoted right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Hanson to Double-A Mississippi. He is scheduled to start on Tuesday for the Braves in Pearl against Montgomery.

Hanson made seven starts for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and was 3-1 with an ERA of 0.90. He allowed only 15 hits in 40 innings pitched, with four earned runs allowed, 11 walks, and 49 strikeouts. Hanson led the Carolina League in strikeouts and was second in the league in ERA.

In 2007 Hanson split the season between Rome and Myrtle Beach. He compiled a 5-9 record and a 3.32 ERA in 26 games (25 starts). Hanson allowed 104 hits in 133 innings pitched, with 58 walks allowed, and 154 strikeouts.

In additional minor league news, left-hander Cole Rohrbough, who has been sidelined with shoulder trouble, is scheduled to make one more appearance in Extended Spring Training this Thursday. If all goes well the Braves will send Rohrbough to a minor league affiliate, either Rome or Myrtle Beach.

Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at

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