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Daniel Hudson | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
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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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

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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

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:36:00 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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:06:00 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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:48:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:52:00 AM

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Relief Pitcher
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2Chaz Roe
3Daniel Hudson
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