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Daniel Hudson | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Old Dominion
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hears that the Pirates are among the teams who have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Daniel Hudson.
They apparently have plenty of company, as Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Sunday that 16 teams have shown interest. Hudson posted an ugly 5.22 ERA over 70 appearances with the Diamondbacks this past season, but he still misses plenty of bats and throws hard. He's a logical buy-low in a talented field of free agent relievers. Dec 6 - 3:02 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that 16 teams have shown interest in Daniel Hudson.

Hudson finished with a 5.22 ERA last season, but he struck out nearly a batter per inning and makes for a fine bounce-back option on the relief market. It's been reported previously that the Cubs are one of the clubs that's displayed interest in the reliever.
Dec 4 - 10:36 AM

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs are one of several teams who have reached out to free agent reliever Daniel Hudson.

Forced to move to the bullpen after multiple Tommy John surgeries, Hudson showed some promise in 2015, but he struggled to the tune of a 5.22 ERA over 70 appearances this past season. Still, he throws hard and misses bats, so the Cubs see him as a potential upside play.
Nov 30 - 11:06 AM

Daniel Hudson recorded a four-out save Wednesday against the Padres.

Hudson came into a 3-2 game in the eighth and retired all four batters he faced for his fourth save. He'll remain the favorite for saves in the Arizona pen the rest of the way.
Sep 22 - 12:48 AM

Daniel Hudson pitched a scoreless ninth with a three-run lead for a save Monday against the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks had lost six in a row, giving up little to go on as far as trying to figure out their closer situation. Hudson, though, seems to be the guy they want there for the rest of the year. How many leads he'll get to protect is anyone's guess.
Sep 13 - 1:52 AM

Given the save chance Friday, Daniel Hudson took a blown save after giving up a run against the Reds.

At least it was just the one run, which is better than the previous Diamondbacks closers had done of late. Manager Chip Hale indicated that Hudson and Randall Delgado would be his preferred late-inning relievers after Enrique Burgos blew his most recent chance. Delgado pitched a scoreless eighth tonight, so perhaps he'll get the next save chance now. Still, Hudson probably deserves one more chance, since he had been on quite the roll of late.
Aug 27 - 1:41 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Wednesday that Daniel Hudson will likely be moved into a late-inning role.

Hale didn't officially anoint Hudson as the team's new closer, but it's a decent bet he gets the next save opportunity. Hudson earned his 17th hold of the season on Wednesday night against the Braves and has now gone 10 straight appearances without allowing a run after struggling badly in July. Enrique Burgos, meanwhile, has surrendered seven earned runs over his last three innings of work, including four earned Wednesday versus Atlanta. Hale also mentioned Randall Delgado as a possible late-inning guy for the stretch run. Arizona's bullpen is such a mess.
Aug 25 - 9:14 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale says the Diamondbacks are not expected to trade Daniel Hudson on Thursday.

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reported Thursday afternoon that the Diamondbacks were moving close to a Hudson trade, but it's apparently not all that close. Nightengale hears that the 29-year-old right-hander is drawing heavy interest from three different teams. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports Hudson will not be heading to the Mets.
Jul 28 - 3:38 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are not getting Daniel Hudson.

MLB.com's Steve Gilbert is hearing that the Diamondbacks are close to a trade involving Hudson and Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Thursday afternoon that the Mets had been showing interest, but the right-hander is not headed to Queens. Hudson, a 29-year-old impending free agent -- owns a rough 6.08 ERA in 37 innings this season out of the Arizona bullpen. He started the year in a great groove but has been getting hammered lately.
Jul 28 - 3:27 PM

MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports that the Diamondbacks are close to trading Daniel Hudson.

Mike Puma of the New York Post reported earlier that the Mets have been showing interest, but it's not clear yet where the right-hander is headed. Hudson got off to a very nice start this season, but he has allowed 20 earned runs over his last eight innings. Maybe getting out of Arizona will help him a bit.
Jul 28 - 3:10 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have expressed trade interest in relievers Daniel Hudson, Jim Johnson, and Joe Smith.

They're probably looking at several other options too. Hudson was setting himself up as a valuable trade chip for the Diamondbacks earlier this summer, but he has allowed 25 runs -- 20 earned -- over his last eight innings of work. Johnson and Smith both have season ERAs in the 4.00s. This is dumpster-diving.
Jul 28 - 1:35 PM

Daniel Hudson will be placed on the bereavement list prior to Tuesday's game.

Hudson's grandmother passed away, so he'll be gone from Tuesday until Friday. It's unclear who the D'Backs will bring up to replace him.
Jul 3 - 1:57 PM

Diamondbacks and RHP Daniel Hudson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract.

He'll earn $700,000 more than what MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to receive in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Hudson held a 3.86 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning in 2015 in his first full-time year as a reliever. He'll serve as a setup man in 2016.
Jan 15 - 12:08 PM

With Brad Ziegler unavailable, Daniel Hudson allowed a run but converted his third save of the season Tuesday in a win over the Rockies.

Nick Hundley led off the ninth with a double and Carlos Gonzalez switched places him with a one-out double of his own, but Hudson then induced a strikeout and popout to preserve the two-run victory. Hudson's ERA this season in relief is just 3.99, but he's struck out a batter per inning and is topping out in the high-90s with his fastball. He has the potential to be a shutdown reliever, but the D'Backs could put him back in the rotation next season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:30:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that he'd like to stay away from using Daniel Hudson on Friday and perhaps Saturday.

The right-hander has been heavily-relied upon in recent weeks, so Hale wants to make sure he keeps Hudson fresh down the stretch. The 28-year-old hurler owns a 3.90 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 55/22 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings this season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Herrmann
2Jeff Mathis
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Phil Gosselin
3Domingo Leyba
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
4Dawel Lugo
5Jack Reinheimer
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Peter O'Brien
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Shelby Miller
6Rubby De La Rosa
7Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Barrett
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Andrew Chafin
5Silvino Bracho
6Patrick Corbin
7Steve Hathaway
8Zack Godley
9Matt Koch
10Jimmie Sherfy
11Tyler Jones