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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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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

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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 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

Daniel Hudson exited Thursday's contest against the Cardinals after cutting his finger on a grounder.

Hudson came on in the top of the ninth inning, but he cut his finger on a Tommy Phan grounder to lead off the frame and had to be removed from the game for Brad Ziegler. The team should provide an update on his status after the game. For now, the reliever should be considered day-to-day.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Daniel Hudson was hit in the jaw with a ball during batting practice on Monday.

The good news is that he has displayed no concussion symptoms and will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday, so it appears he's avoided anything serious. Hudson holds a 4.66 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 19 1/3 innings this season.
Tue, May 26, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Daniel Hudson will start on Sunday versus the Padres.

The Diamondbacks will be going with a bullpen start, as Hudson hasn't thrown more than two innings in any appearance this season. Hudson will head back to the 'pen after the outing, as Archie Bradley (head) is due back later this week.
Sun, May 10, 2015 12:38:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 05:44:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 10:24:00 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.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 05:36:00 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.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 08:59:00 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."
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 09:08:00 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

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C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
3Michael Freeman
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Patrick Corbin
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Robbie Ray
5Archie Bradley
6Zack Godley
7Braden Shipley
Relief Pitcher
R1Tyler Clippard
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Jake Barrett
6Andrew Chafin
7Enrique Burgos
8Dominic Leone
9Zac Curtis