Tommy Hanson, a 2004 Redlands East Valley High School product, was recalled by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday and is scheduled make his big league debut on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hanson, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, was 3-3 with a 1.49 ERA and 90 strikeouts and just 40 hits in 60 1/3 innings this season for Triple-A Gwinnett. He is ranked as the Braves’ No. 1 prospect by Baseball America.
The Braves also announced on Wednesday they were releasing 305-game winner and future Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine. Sounds like they have a lot of confidence in Hanson, doesn’t it?