Craig Hansen

Former Red Sox hurler Craig Hansen throws a pitch for the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Rhode Island in May 2006.

Hansen, a former 1st round pick out of St. John’s pitched some for Boston before being traded to Pittsburgh in 2008 with Brandon Moss for Jason Bay as part of three way deal that sent Manny Ramirez to Los Angeles.

This is from Hansen’s page on Wikipedia:

In 2009, Hansen was diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome, a rare condition causing pain, weakness, and numbness in the arms, shoulders, and upper back.  Recovery is usually complete, but can take as long as five years. Hansen was able to pitch in a limited number of minor league games in 2010, but was not at full effectiveness, and the Pirates released him in early 2011.

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