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Reports: Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29

Multiple media outlets are reporting that former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has died at the age of 29.

Atlanta's WSB-TV reported Monday that that Hanson was in a coma after being moved to Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital due to catastrophic organ failure.

A source WSB-TV Hanson's problems started early Sunday morning when Hanson started having trouble breathing.

Hanson, who debuted with the Braves in 2009, had a 49-35 record and 3.80 ERA in 123 games over five major league seasons, the first four of those with the Braves. He last pitched in the majors in 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels after being traded by the Braves in December 2012.

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