Tommy Hanson pitched five no-hit innings in his second start for Triple-A Charlotte.
Obviously this is a very encouraging outing, but you can't let it change what you already know about Hanson's recent history. You can be cautiously optimistic, though. At least it will probably garner him a temporary spot in the rotation with Chris Sale and Felipe Paulino on the disabled list. You should put him on the watch list, track his progress and be prepared for the fact that he just might be worth something after all.ANALYST: Howard Bender
John Brown is practicing Thursday.
Brown should be a full-go this week and will see a fair share of the targets regardless of Michael Floyd's status. Obviously he'll see more if Floyd is out, but even if he's in, Brown should have ample opportunities this week. Analysis: Howard Bender