It turns out Tommy Hanson will not return for the Atlanta Braves against the Chicago Cubs after all. The right-hander said he no longer feels discomfort in his right shoulder is no longer there, but it is not to the point where he is able to effectively pitch.
"I threw today and it all feels good," Hanson said. "I think we're just kind of going day by day right now and making sure everything is fine. It felt great today. Each day just gradually do a little more and more and try to build up to get ready to pitch."
Mike Minor started in Hanson's place Thursday, and it is likely that Hanson will have a rehab start in Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves reliever Peter Moylan is also scheduled to start a rehab assignment in Gwinnett on Monday.
He will likely spend a week pitching in Triple-A. Though the original target date for Moylan's return was late August, he may return Sept. 1, when the rosters expand.
Moylan has been out since May 17 when he had back surgery.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB, Peter Moylan, Tommy Hanson