Former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson passed away due to “catastrophic organ failure” Monday night at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
Hanson was rushed to the hospital after having trouble breathing on Sunday and slipped into a coma.
The 6’6″ right hander made his Major League debut in 2009 with the Braves, posting 11 wins a and 2.89 ERA that season. In 2013, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels where injuries derailed his career.
RIP, Tommy pic.twitter.com/SXUq1NNTyQ
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 10, 2015
Doctors are still trying to determine what caused Hanson’s initial breathing issues and subsequent organ failure.
R.I.P. Tommy Hanson: August 28, 1986 – November 9, 2015