Tommy Hanson swapped for Walden

Updated: December 3, 2012, 12:16 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Braves traded starting pitcher Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Jordan Walden.

The trade was announced Friday by the Angels.

Hanson was 45-32 with a 3.61 ERA in four seasons with the Braves. Atlanta has the depth in a rotation of Tim Hudson, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Paul Maholm to trade Hanson.

Prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado are pitching in the minors, and Brandon Beachy is expected to return midseason from Tommy John surgery.

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