Tommy Hanson threw his third and final bullpen of the week and now plans to head down to Orlando to make a start in the Braves’ instructional league as he continues his comeback attempt.
The Braves are holding out hope he could give them another option in the postseason rotation but need to get him in a game before the season ends to find out if he’s ready.
Hanson hasn’t pitched since Aug. 6 because of an undersurface tear in his right rotator cuff. After Sunday’s 30-pitch bullpen, Hanson said his shoulder continues to hold up well.
“Felt good,” he said. “My command isn’t quite there obviously, just throwing a couple sides, but it’s not far off. I realize what I’m doing wrong, and I’m able to make adjustments. It’s just getting back out there and throwing to live hitters.