Texas Rangers acquire right-hander Tommy Hanson

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Tommy Hanson has signed for the Texas Rangers on a minor-league contract, according to writer T.R. Sullivan.

It's understood that Hanson and the Rangers were nearing a deal during the later stages of last week, and now the former divisional-rival Angels ball player will be plying his trade in Texas. 

The Rangers have been exposed to the talents of Hanson on numerous occasions, with him making two starts and three total appearances against the Rangers in the 2013 MLB season.

Hanson has had his issues off the field to deal in recent years, with the death of his stepbrother weighing on him hard.

At the time he explained, "I was having mental issues with the death of my younger brother. I was just trying to get through it. I didn’t know how to handle it. That was the first time anything like that had ever happened to me. I didn’t know how to cope with it." 

Anaheim acquired Hanson from the Braves last offseason in exchange for setup man Jordan Walden.

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