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Hanson plays catch, to start on Monday

Hanson plays catch, to start on Monday

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tommy Hanson, removed from Wednesday's game because of a triceps injury, will make his next scheduled turn, Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed on Thursday.

Hanson felt tightness in his right triceps during his first couple of warmup pitches before the start of the fourth inning against the Indians. It went away with his next few pitches, and the 26-year-old right-hander said postgame that he's "100 percent" fine. But the Angels removed him for precautionary reasons.


Hanson, slated to be the fifth starter, played catch at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Thursday morning and felt fine, Scioscia said. He'll pitch against the White Sox in Glendale on Monday, then lines up for the spring finale against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium on March 30. If he can get to 75 pitches, then 90, he should be fine to start the regular season.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.