Tommy Hanson to make rehab start Sunday at Triple-A, will rejoin the Braves afterward

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Braves righty Tommy Hanson is just about ready.

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 25-year-old is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start on Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett and will be activated from the disabled list five days later if all goes according to plan.

Hanson, who has been on the shelf since July 31 with a lower back strain, uttered an obscenity at Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez when the topic of a minor league start was broached. But the Bravos have a solid five-man rotation mix at the moment and want to play it safe with their injury-prone youngster.

“I’m not in a good mood,” Hanson told reporters Saturday.

He has a 4.29 ERA and a 114/54 K/BB ratio in 126 innings this season.

Major League Baseball investigating Dr. Lorena Martin’s accusations against the Mariners

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In case you missed it last night, Dr. Lorena Martin, who was recently let go as the Mariners’ director of high performance, took to Instagram to accuse members of the team’s front office of making racist comments against foreign-born players.

The Mariners responded, denying Dr. Martin’s claims, calling them “false” and “outrageous.”

It was mot going to end with a she-said, they said, of course, and today Major League Baseball announced that it is wading in. Via Ken Rosenthal:

MLB is aware of the allegations made by a former employee of the Seattle Mariners regarding the conduct of Club employees. Consistent with our policies, we are investigating the allegations.

To be continued.