|Feb. 14 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 CST3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-The Texas Rangers first tried to get Hanson as part of what was a franchise-changing trade seven years ago. Now they have signed the free agent right-hander to a one-year contract in their search for depth in a rotation dealing with injury concerns.
Analysis: Hanson signed Friday, two days before Rangers pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Surprise, Ariz. "He's a guy we followed for a long time, "general manager Jon Daniels said. "Probably back to the Mark Teixeira trade in '07, followed his career and happy to have the opportunity to bring him in and looking forward to seeing him compete." The 27-year-old Hanson was 4-3 with a 5.42 ERA in 15 games (13 starts) in a difficult season with the Los Angeles Angels that included a right forearm injury and the death of his stepbrother.