Back from restricted list, Hanson to start Friday

Back from restricted list, Hanson to start Friday

ANAHEIM -- Tommy Hanson's first start since being activated off the restricted list will come during Friday's series opener against the Astros, Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed after Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

The Angels will go to a six-man rotation one time through the order, and everyone who follows will get an extra day of rest.

Jerome Williams will start Saturday -- in perhaps his final start before returning to the bullpen -- and will be followed by C.J. Wilson on Sunday, Joe Blanton on Monday and Jered Weaver on Tuesday, six days after he was activated off the disabled list. Jason Vargas will start next Wednesday, leading into the off-day.

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