Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
1 month ago

Hudson gave up three hits and four runs (one earned) while recording just two outs in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a July to forget for Hudson. In six appearances this month, the righty has given up 13 hits and eight earned runs in just five innings of work. In the process, his ERA has gone from 3.82 to 5.30. After Brad Ziegler was traded to Boston, the thought was that Hudson could be in line for some save chances. But right now, it seems hard to imagine that the Diamondbacks would trust him to close out games. Tyler Clippard looks like the guy to own in Arizona's bullpen.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Manager Chip Hale said Saturday that Hudson could get some save opportunities depending on matchups, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks' trade of closer Brad Ziegler left some question marks in the back end of their bullpen, but Hale was quick to address the issue Saturday by saying that Hudson and Tyler Clippard will both be getting save opportunities. It appears as though Clippard has the early edge after Hudson was away from the team on the bereavement list recently, but Hudson should be in line for opportunities after he gets re-acclimated.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson was activated off the bereavement list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson missed three games while attending to a family matter but is now back and available out of the bullpen for Saturday's game against San Francisco. The 29-year-old reliever has given up 11 earned runs over his last six appearances (33.00 ERA) after allowing only five runs through his first 29 innings pitched this season.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson, who is currently on the bereavement list, may be in line to take over as the D-backs' closer following the trade of Brad Ziegler to Boston on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

His strikeout rate is down this season (from 9.4 K/9 a year ago to 7.0 in 2016), and he's also struggled to keep runners on base from coming around to score (61.1% LOB%). Hudson arguably has the best combination of stuff and experience in the Arizona bullpen with Ziegler's departure, and it may not be long before D-backs manager Chip Hale tips his hand regarding his new plans for the ninth inning.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson was placed on the Bereavement List on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The reason for the decision isn't clear, but per the rules of the Bereavement List, Hudson will have to miss at least three games and a maximum of seven games. As a result, he'll sit out Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday before a potential return Saturday in San Francisco. In a corresponding move, the Diamondbacks recalled righty Zach Godley to start Tuesday's matchup with San Diego.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson will be placed on the bereavement list Tuesday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson will leave the team temporarily to attend to a family matter, but is expected to return to the Arizona bullpen Friday. Until he returns, Tyler Clippard or Randall Delgado seem like the most fitting candidates for holds in high-leverage situations.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson gave up four hits and four runs (two earned) while retiring just one batter in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson has hit a rough patch as of late. He's allowed runs in three of his last four outings, giving up a total of eight earned runs in 1.2 innings. Hudson's ERA has climbed from 1.55 to 3.82 in the process. Despite the struggles, Hudson still figures to serve as the setup man to Brad Ziegler, and he should be a decent source of holds and strikeouts going forward.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hudson picked up his first save with a clean ninth inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Brad Ziegler pitched in each of the last three games, so Hudson was given the save opportunity Tuesday. Hudson has been fantastic out of the bullpen with a 1.55 ERA and 0.76 WHIP and has solidified himself as Arizona's next closer option should Ziegler falter or fall to injury.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
3 months ago

Hudson struck out one batter in 0.2 innings of action during Sunday's victory over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson's brief appearance in Sunday's outing brought his ERA down to 1.31 and his WHIP to 0.73. Now in his second season of pitching as a reliever, Hudson is becoming one of Arizona's most used bullpen options and has thrown in 21 games. He's improved his BB/9 from 2015's 3.33 to 2.18 and is putting up an opponent batting average of .143, the lowest of his career. His performance against righties has been especially dominant, striking out 11 of the 37 right-handed hitters he's faced while giving up a mere two hits.

Daniel Hudson
RP ARI
4 months ago

Hudson picked up his fourth hold of the season in Thursday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson lowered his ERA to 0.84 by pitching a scoreless inning with one strikeout. The righty has entrenched himself as Arizona's eighth inning guy, and figures to be a good source of holds the rest of the way. Of course, he'd also be the obvious choice to step in at closer if anything happened to incumbent Brad Ziegler.