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Daniel Hudson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Daniel Hudson will pitch out of the bullpen to begin the season.
Hudson was competing with Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill for a rotation spot this spring and showed good velocity while posting a 4.22 ERA and 8/4 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings in Cactus League action. However, he's on an 85-pitch limit and might have a better chance to hold up in relief. The 28-year-old has missed much of the last three seasons with a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Mar 30 - 5:44 PM

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Daniel Hudson pitched well in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, scattering three hits and two walks over 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

The 28-year-old hurler struck out four in the ballgame. While he has already been informed that he'll make the team's Opening Day roster, it's still up in the air whether he'll function as a starter or reliever. While he's difficult to trust coming off of a second Tommy John surgery, he'd be an interesting name to watch in mixed leagues if he indeed lands a starting job.
Mar 29 - 10:24 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Sunday that Daniel Hudson will make the team's Opening Day roster.

The only uncertainty at this point is whether he will pitch out of the bullpen or occupy a spot in the starting rotation. The 28-year-old hurler is coming back from a second Tommy John surgery, so his durability could be a concern, though he feels strong to this point of the spring.
Mar 15 - 5:36 PM

Daniel Hudson held the Giants scoreless over two innings in Sunday's start, a 10-5 win.

Hudson will be used as a starter during spring training, but the D'Backs plan to use him out of the bullpen during the regular season. Hudson has undergone Tommy John surgery twice and his durability is still a question mark.
Mar 8 - 8:59 PM

Daniel Hudson will begin spring training as a starter.

The Diamondbacks indicated late last season that Hudson would likely pitch in relief in 2015 as he further distances himself from a second Tommy John surgery. That's still likely the case, especially given how many pitchers the club has competing for a rotation spot, but Hudson will at least initially be stretched out. "We're going to see how he feels and see where he's at halfway through spring," manager Chip Hale said. "As of right now, he feels great, his sides have been good and he's very encouraging."
Feb 8 - 9:08 AM

Diamondbacks exercised RHP Daniel Hudson's $800,000 option for 2015.

He can earn $300,000 more in incentives based on how much time he spends on the active roster. Hudson made it back from a second Tommy John surgery late this season and will be used as a reliever next year.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:05:00 PM

The Diamondbacks plan to use Daniel Hudson as a reliever next season.

It's possible that he'll eventually be moved back into the rotation at some point in the year, and being used as a starter remains the goal over the long-term. However, the thinking is that in his first full year back from a second Tommy John surgery, Hudson would be best off easing back into things in relief. He allowed four runs over 2 2/3 innings this month before being shut down but showed good stuff with a fastball that touched 97 mph.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 08:58:00 AM

The Diamondbacks have decided to shut Daniel Hudson down for the season.

Hudson isn't injured, but rather the club just doesn't want to push him after he made the long trek back from a second Tommy John surgery. The righty allowed four runs over 2 2/3 relief innings across three appearances. Hudson will compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Daniel Hudson from the 60-day disabled list.

Hudson is finally back in the majors after spending the last couple of years rehabbing from two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries. He'll pitch in long relief.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Daniel Hudson (elbow) will join the Diamondbacks as a reliever at some point early next week.

Hudson has undergone two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries since early 2012 but is finally back to full health. He looked sharp on his most recent minor league rehab assignment and should do well in a long relief role for Arizona. It's a nice comeback story.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 08:17:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that Daniel Hudson (elbow) will make a final rehab appearances with Triple-A Reno on Friday before joining the big club "shortly thereafter."

Working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Hudson has allowed one run while striking out six over his first five rehab innings. The D'Backs still view him as a starter over the long haul but have decided it would be best to bring him back this season as a reliever.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Daniel Hudson (elbow) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the Arizona League on Tuesday.

The veteran right-hander is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and could work out of the bullpen initially once he is cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks. He isn't worth stashing in redraft fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that Daniel Hudson (elbow) probably won't begin a rehab assignment until August.

He'll then be activated at some point in September if all goes well. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hudson will return as a reliever this season before presumably stretching back out as a starter next spring.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Diamondbacks transferred RHP Daniel Hudson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Matt Stites. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hudson remains hopeful of returning late this season as a reliever.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Daniel Hudson (elbow) threw sliders during a bullpen session Tuesday.

It's the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that he's been allowed to throw breaking balls. Hudson is expected to need 4-5 more weeks of bullpen sessions before proceeding to the next step. The right-hander isn't expected back until the second half and will return as a reliever.
Tue, May 13, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Jordan Pacheco
3Daniel Dorn
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6David Hernandez
7Daniel Hudson
8Randall Delgado
9Andrew Chafin
10Enrique Burgos