Braves put Tommy Hanson on DL

Updated: July 31, 2012, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves placed right-hander Tommy Hanson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained lower back.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had said Hanson -- 12-5 with a 4.29 ERA -- likely would be given extra rest before his next scheduled start, but Monday night's trade with the Cubs for Paul Maholm made that move unnecessary.

Maholm will join the Braves on Wednesday and likely start Saturday against Houston.

Atlanta called up Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett ...

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