Family matters to keep Hanson from Friday start

Family matters to keep Hanson from Friday start

HOUSTON -- Tommy Hanson continues to deal with family issues and will not make his scheduled start against the White Sox on Friday, manager Mike Scioscia announced after Thursday's 6-5 win over the Astros.

Scioscia did not say who will take Hanson's place in the series opener at U.S. Cellular Field, but there aren't many options.

Jerome Williams, scheduled to start on Saturday, could go on Friday on normal rest because of Monday's off-day, but then the Angels would need someone to take his place on Saturday anyway. Another option could be Barry Enright, but he hasn't pitched more than 2 2/3 innings since April 15.

In Triple-A Salt Lake, only right-hander Orangel Arenas (6.57 ERA in six starts) is on normal rest.

Hanson spent seven days on the bereavement list from April 22-27 while dealing with the sudden death of his stepbrother in Georgia.

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.