Rangers add Hanson in search for rotation depth

The Texas Rangers have signed right-hander Tommy Hanson to a one-year contract in their search for depth in a rotation dealing with injury concerns.

Hanson's deal was announced Friday, two days before Texas pitchers report for spring training in Surprise, Ariz.

The 27-year-old Hanson was 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA in a difficult season with the Los Angeles Angels that included a right forearm injury and the death of his stepbrother.

The Angels traded for Hanson after he won at least 10 games in all four seasons with Atlanta.

The Rangers made room for Hanson by putting left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day disabled list with a broken left foot.

Texas will start the season without left-hander Derek Holland, who injured his left knee in an accident at home.

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