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Former major league pitcher Tommy Hanson, who pitched this season for the Giants Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, has died at age 29. 

The news was first reported by Zach Klein of Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, Ga.

Hanson reportedly fell into a coma Monday after suffering catastrophic organ failure in the morning. 

The Atlanta Braves confirmed the reports on their official Twitter account.

Hanson was best known for his time with the Braves where he spent four seasons in the bigs. In 2009, he finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting after going 11-4 with a 2.89 ERA. 

This year while pitching with the San Jose Giants and River Cats, Hanson went 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA. 

The Giants released the following statement on Tuesday morning: 

"The Giants are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Tommy Hanson. Tommy was a great talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many people who were lucky enough to know him."