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    Tommy Hanson feeling good after throwing session

    By Kent Covington

    The health of Tommy Hanson, along with fellow starter, Jair Jurrjens, is a major key to Atlanta’s postseason hopes in 2012.  The sore shoulder that sidelined him for most of last season’s second half is no longer sore, and the Braves are optimistic that off-season strategic conditioning and retooled pitching mechanics will help keep it that way.

    The team was given a new health scare, however, a little more than a week ago when Hanson was involved in a car accident and showed up to camp hours later complaining of concussion symptoms.  Hanson did indeed suffer a concussion, but only a minor one.

    Hanson resumed throwing on Monday and felt good afterward.  The Braves will proceed with caution and will continue to monitor their co-ace closely, but there appears to be little doubt that he’ll be ready to pitch come opening day.

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