Daniel Hudson SP ARI 3 days ago

Hudson imploded to take the loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on two hits, including a Prince Fielder home run, and a walk in just an inning of work in a 7-1 loss to the Rangers.

Hudson wasn't helped by the two errors his teammates made behind him, but Hudson was also off on this night and the Rangers hit several balls hard. These were the first runs and the first walk allowed by Hudson this year, but he has also struck out just one batter in five appearances, which is discouraging. The talk of stretching him out to start has died down and his value is limited as a middle-reliever until he shows that he can miss more bats.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hudson pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings in relief Wednesday allowing one hit and striking out one in a 5-2 loss to the Giants.

Hudson pitched in two of the Diamondbacks first three games and is showing a healthy arm thus far. His four-seam fastball and sinker are both averaging over 95 mph. It remains to be seen whether the DBacks will attempt to transition Hudson back to starting, but for now he gives them a power arm out of the bullpen. He's a player worth monitoring as a change in role could increase his value substantially.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Hudson pitched an inning in relief Monday, giving up two hits with no walks or strikeouts, in a 5-4 loss on Opening Day.

Hudson continues to slowly make his way back from his second Tommy John surgery. Throughout spring training the talk from the DBacks was that he would be stretched out to start, but he will pitch from the bullpen for now. He sat in the mid-90s with his fastball in the outing against the Giants, so his arm is certainly live. He will need to work on his command to get back to the pitcher he looked like in 2011 when he logged 220 innings with a 3.49 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He has thrown only 49 innings in the majors since then.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hudson felt good after a two-inning appearance Wednesday and he will continue to work toward stretching out as a starter this spring, the Arizona Republic reports.

If he continues to avoid issues with heavier workloads, Hudson may conceivably push his way into the conversation for one of the final spots in the Arizona rotation. He returned from his second Tommy John surgery in a span of two years as a reliever last September, but it remains to be seen if his arm will hold up in a starting role.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hudson is still on track to stretch out and push for a rotation spot this spring, the Arizona Republic reports.

Given that he's recovered from two Tommy John surgery that cost him most of the last three seasons, the Diamondbacks are keeping close tabs on Hudson after each appearance this spring. Hudson is scheduled for a side session Saturday, and barring a setback, could pitch in three more games this spring. In his two-inning outing Wednesday against the Giants, Hudson's fastball was reaching the mid-90s.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hudson threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

The news here is that Hudson is recovering well from his start on Sunday, and his arm appears to be in good shape. The Diamondbacks may be looking to stretch him out as a starter this season, so his spring training workload is something to keep an eye on.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hudson is a full participant in spring training for the Diamondbacks this spring, marking the first time since 2012 that he's been able to go through drills without restrictions, the team's official site reports.

While Hudson is currently being stretched out as a starter, he may land in the bullpen between now and Opening Day. How he responds and the level of his performance during the Cactus League slate may ultimately determine his role, but at the very least a return to the mound after a brief taste of the big leagues in September will offer up a nice story since he's had two career Tommy John surgeries.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 5 months ago

The Diamondbacks are considering moving Hudson back into a starting role, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hudson returned from his second career Tommy John surgery in 2014, logging 2.2 innings late in the season out of the Arizona bullpen. The organization's lack of veteran arms for the rotation may ultimately drive Hudson back toward a starting role, but it remains to be seen if his arm can handle the wear and tear of being a starter again. Hudson will turn 28 in March, but it would hardly be surprising if he's forced to limit his workload in 2015 if starting every fifth day is in the cards.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 6 months ago

Hudson's contract option for 2015 was exercised by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Hudson pitched in just three games for the Diamondbacks in 2014 after spending most of the season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The move will allow him and the club to avoid arbitration in the offseason.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 7 months ago

Hudson will be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

Hudson did not suffer any apparent injury over the final month of the season, but it appears that manager Kirk Gibson and the Diamondbacks have simply seen everything that they needed to see from the 27-year-old right-hander. He's pitched in just three games this season, allowing four earned runs over 2.2 innings. Hudson has missed the majority of the 2014 season due to his second Tommy John surgery, but hopes to be ready for the start of spring training in 2015.