Pirates release right-hander Hansen
The Pirates announced on Wednesday that they unconditionally released right-hand reliever Craig Hansen.
The 27-year-old was a former 2005 first-round draft pick and was acquired in the Jason Bay Trade from the Red Sox.
Hansen made five appearances in 2009 for the Bucs where he allowed four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. Hansen has not pitched in the majors since April 17, 2009 due to a rare nerve issue.
You can read more about the struggles Hansen faced here.
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