Tim Hudson SP SF 1 day ago

Hudson, who is away from the team for personal reasons, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a shoulder strain.

Hudson has reportedly dealt with some added soreness throughout the season, and with Jake Peavy (back) coming off the disabled list, the Giants need to boot someone from the rotation. This move has been discussed for at least the couple few weeks, and while there's no guarantee Hudson gets his rotation spot back when he's eligible to return, the Giants will probably have need of him again this season. He'll be eligible for reinstatement July 12, but the Giants will presumably wait until the second half of the season.

Tim Hudson SP SF 3 days ago

Hudson will leave the team for roughly one week on Wednesday to deal with a "personal situation," Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

Hudson's temporary departure from the team could lead to him being placed on the bereavement list, although the team has not made an official announcement at this point. The Giants will be losing Tim Lincecum to the disabled list on Thursday to begin with, but will also be getting Matt Cain and Jake Peavy back from the DL in the coming days.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 week ago

Hudson (5-7) gave up five runs on 10 hits over 6.2 innings in an 8-6 loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Hudson looked good through five scoreless innings, but was undone in the sixth, allowing a three-run bomb to Nolan Arenado, and things didn't get better from there. There's some talk about Hudson -- who has been experiencing some general soreness -- hitting the DL just to get some rest, and with a performance like this, it may be warranted. The .291 average he's allowed against tells you that he's not fooling anyone, and some time off may be just what the crafty veteran needs.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 week ago

Hudson (soreness) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Rockies.

The 39-year-old has already shown signs of slowing down, struggling to a 4.24 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB in four June starts, and there has been talk that he could wind up on the DL after Friday's outing. With Jake Peavy (back) expected back after one more rehab start, the Giants can afford to give Hudson some rest.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 weeks ago

Hudson figures to make one more start, Friday against the Rockies, before possibly ending up on the disabled list to get some rest, MLB.com's Chris Haft reports.

Jake Peavy will need to make one more rehab start, which presumably means Hudson will get one more start with the Giants before heading to the disabled list. It is a home start against the Rockies, so it is not a complete stay away, but the upside is limited due to his lack of bat-missing stuff.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 weeks ago

Hudson may soon be placed on the disabled list to get some rest, CSN Bay Area reports.

Jake Peavy (back) is expected to rejoin the rotation next weekend against the Rockies, with Matt Cain (forearm) not too far behind. Hudson has struggled since the middle of last season, and he's reportedly needed extra treatment throughout the year. Even if Hudson is placed on the disabled list, the Giants will likely also need to demote either Tim Lincecum or Ryan Vogelsong to the bullpen.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 weeks ago

Hudson (5-6) picked up the win against the Dodgers on Saturday with 6.1 innings of two-run ball. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three.

As he approaches his 40th birthday, Hudson is posting some of the worst numbers of his career, with a 4.52 ERA that's his highest since 2006 and a 4.68 FIP that's his highest ever. As usual, he's not missing many bats, but the veteran continues to eat innings for the Giants with his groundball-oriented approach. Hudson's next start comes Friday at home against the Rockies.

Tim Hudson SP SF 3 weeks ago

Hudson fell to 4-6 after giving up three runs on eight hits over five innings Monday against Seattle. He struck out three and walked one.

Hudson induced nine ground balls and 10 swinging strikes, but the balls kept finding the holes -- all eight hits were singles. It's rough luck for Hudson but also part of the deal when you don't strike batters out -- Hudson has just 40 strikeouts now in 79.1 innings.

Tim Hudson SP SF 3 weeks ago

Hudson (4-5) picked up the win despite giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings Wednesday against the Mets. He struck out just one batter.

Well, that's about as unimpressive as you can be in a win -- Hudson was fortunate to escape with just the four runs of damage, as he was in trouble throughout this start. As he approaches his 40th birthday, Hudson's lost a lot of his fantasy appeal, as his high-contact approach has yielded unattractive ratios that don't promise to get much better. He'll next draw a home gig against the Mariners on Monday.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 month ago

Hudson (3-5) struck out a season-high-tying six and allowed just two runs on seven hits over seven innings, but took the loss Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

Hudson has been nearly useless in most fantasy leagues this year, with his propensity for getting blown up and general lack of strikeouts, but sometimes he turns in an outing reminiscent of the good old days. He also helped his cause with a double and a run scored. Hudson's put together a couple strong efforts in a row, and he'll next draw a Mets team that he's beaten more times (17) than any other franchise.