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Daniel Hudson | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Daniel Hudson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Hudson will be available out of the Dodgers' bullpen on Tuesday night against the Marlins. The right-hander was signed to a minor league contract on April 2, five days after getting released by the Rays. Apr 24 - 6:13 PM

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Dodgers signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a minor league contract.

Hudson was released by the Rays just before Opening Day after yielding nine earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in the Grapefruit League. The 31-year-old right-hander also posted a disappointing 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 61 2/3 innings out of the Pirates' bullpen in 2017. Pittsburgh dealt him to Tampa Bay in late February as part of the Corey Dickerson trade.
Apr 2 - 7:35 PM

Rays released RHP Daniel Hudson.

Hudson was acquired from the Pirates last month as part of the Corey Dickerson trade and had been projected to work in a setup role this year for Tampa Bay, but he'll get the boot after yielding nine earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in the Grapefruit League. The 31-year-old right-hander signed a two-year, $11 million free agent contract with Pittsburgh in December 2016.
Mar 28 - 2:05 PM

Daniel Hudson has been informed by the Rays that he won't make the 25-man roster to open the season.

Hudson was acquired from the Pirates in the deal that sent Corey Dickerson to Pittsburgh, and was shelled in the Grapefruit League to the tune of a 15.19 ERA in Florida. The Rays will likely designate him for assignment, and considering his salary of $5.5 million, he likely will clear waivers and begin the year in Triple-A Durham.
Mar 25 - 12:22 PM

Daniel Hudson was pounded for five runs in two-thirds of an inning out of the pen Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Hudson had seemingly recovered from getting lit up his first time out -- he had thrown four scoreless innings since -- but his second dire outing of the spring has pushed his ERA back up to 16.20. The Rays aren't going to give up on him in March, but they might come May if he's still struggling.
Mar 21 - 4:35 PM

Daniel Hudson got lit up in his Rays debut Friday, allowing four runs in one-third of an inning against the Phillies.

Not the first impression he was hoping for. The Rays took back Hudson in the Corey Dickerson trade with the Pirates. They're hopeful he can serve as a setup man in front of Alex Colome, but he was quite a disappointment in Pittsburgh last year.
Mar 2 - 4:54 PM

Rays acquired RHP Daniel Hudson, INF Tristan Gray, and cash considerations from the Pirates for OF Corey Dickerson.

Hudson will ideally slide into a setup role behind Rays closer Alex Colome, though he struggled to a 4.38 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 66/33 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings last season in Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old right-hander is due a $5.5 million salary in 2018 -- the final year of a two-year, $11 million free agent contract he signed with the Pirates last winter.
Feb 22 - 1:34 PM

Daniel Hudson (ankle) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Hudson sprained his right ankle while running last week, but he's back on track now. Hudson turns 31 in March and is coming off a 4.38 ERA and 66/33 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings in 2017. He figures to pitch in a set-up capacity this year.
Feb 20 - 11:18 AM

Daniel Hudson did not throw Wednesday in Pirates camp after spraining his right ankle while running.

The injury shouldn't sideline him for more than a couple of days. Hudson will be looking to bounce back in 2018 after registering a 4.38 ERA, 1.459 WHIP, and 66/33 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings last season out of the Pirates' bullpen. He inked a two-year, $11 million free agent contract with Pittsburgh last winter.
Feb 14 - 12:54 PM

Daniel Hudson allowed a walkoff RBI double to Billy Hamilton in the Pirates' extra-innings loss to the Reds on Monday.

This comes after he served up five runs while recording only one out Sunday versus the Marlins. And his last appearance before that wasn't pretty either. There was some thought this winter (and spring) that Hudson might eventually take over as the Pirates' closer, but he's sporting a 9.28 ERA and 2.06 WHIP through 10 2/3 regular-season innings. Felipe Rivero is next in line behind Tony Watson right now.
Mon, May 1, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Daniel Hudson gave up five runs while getting just one out in relief Sunday against the Marlins.

Hudson looked strong this spring, but his velocity has been down some thus far and his ERA standings at 9.90 after 10 innings. He still might be interesting for fantasy purposes later this year, as the Pirates could trade Tony Watson, but things aren't looking very good right now.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Daniel Hudson fanned all three batters he faced Friday in his appearance against the Rays.

While Tony Watson has been a little shaky thus far, Hudson has allowed just one run in four innings and posted an 8/0 K/BB ratio. We like his chances of opening up as the Pirates' closer.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Daniel Hudson, who is contending for the closing gig in Pittsburgh, allowed a run in his inning against the Orioles on Saturday.

He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two. Ideally, Hudson would have a strong spring and open the season as the Pirates' closer, allowing the team to use Tony Watson in more of a matchup role. Still, it remains to be seen how that will work out.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a two-year, $11 million contract.

Hudson passed his physical on Monday morning in Pittsburgh, so the deal is already official. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes in his report (link below) that while Tony Watson is expected to begin 2017 in the closer role, Hudson could ascend to the ninth inning if Watson is traded before hitting free agency next winter. Hudson posted an ugly 5.22 ERA over 70 appearances with the Diamondbacks in 2016, but he pitched well aside from an ugly six-week stretch. He had a cool 3.86 ERA (107 ERA+) and 71 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings with Arizona in 2015. Hudson, who turns 30 years old in March, stands as an intriguing bounceback candidate in the Steel City.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:49:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Brock Stewart
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7J.T. Chargois
8Daniel Hudson
9Erik Goeddel