Hanson to make spring debut Sunday

Hanson to make spring debut Sunday

Hanson to make spring debut Sunday
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Tommy Hanson will make his first start of the spring Sunday in a split-squad game against the Blue Jays after throwing his second live batting practice session Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Hanson threw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since sustaining a Grade 1 concussion in a one-car accident on Feb. 20, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Hanson came out of Thursday's session prepared to get back on the mound Sunday.

Left-hander Sean Gilmartin will get the other start Sunday, a split-squad contest against the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla.

Gilmartin, 21, was the Braves' first-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft and is ranked by MLB.com as Atlanta's sixth-best prospect.