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Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that Daniel Hudson (elbow) probably won't begin a rehab assignment until August.

He'll then be activated at some point in September if all goes well. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hudson will return as a reliever this season before presumably stretching back out as a starter next spring.

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Diamondbacks transferred RHP Daniel Hudson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Matt Stites. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hudson remains hopeful of returning late this season as a reliever.

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Daniel Hudson (elbow) threw sliders during a bullpen session Tuesday.

It's the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that he's been allowed to throw breaking balls. Hudson is expected to need 4-5 more weeks of bullpen sessions before proceeding to the next step. The right-hander isn't expected back until the second half and will return as a reliever.

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The Diamondbacks plan on using Daniel Hudson as a reliever when he's activated from the disabled list.

Hudson is still a few months away from returning, but when he does he'll be given the Kris Medlen treatment by the team. Hudson underwent his second Tommy John surgery last year.

Daniel Hudson SP ARI 4 Months

Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP Daniel Hudson, and placed him on 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The 26-year-old hurler is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be an option for the Diamondbacks until late in the 2014 season.

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Diamondbacks re-signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a minor league contract.

The terms of the deal are not yet known. Hudson doesn't get the major league contract he was wanting, but he'll get to remain in the same organization as he rehabs from a second Tommy John surgery. The right-hander could possibly make it back during the second half, but nothing much should be expected from him until 2015.

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The Diamondbacks are close to re-signing Daniel Hudson.

Hudson was non-tendered by the D'Backs earlier this month, but it sounds like he'll stick around. The righty will miss most, if not all, of 2014 while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery but could wind up being a bargain if he eventually returns healthy. The sticking point in negotiations had been that Hudson wanted a spot on the 40-man roster.

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Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers expressed optimism Tuesday that the club will be able to re-sign Daniel Hudson.

Hudson was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks on Monday, but the two sides were close in negotiations and simply ran out of time before the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline. The 26-year-old is now free to sign elsewhere, but Towers believes something will get done. Hudson is expected to miss most of 2014 while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. He hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors since June 26, 2012.

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Diamondbacks non-tendered RHP Daniel Hudson.

The D'Backs have been working on a contract with Hudson but obviously have been unable to agree to terms to this point. Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith says the two sides could still work something out, though. The right-hander will miss most of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he's arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and could make for a sneaky investment for someone.

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The Diamondbacks and Daniel Hudson are discussing a contract that would avoid salary arbitration, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com is hearing.

Hudson is rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery that's limited him to just nine starts since the beginning of 2012. The team would like to avoid arbitration with the right-hander, and they've got until Monday to decide whether to offer him arbitration. If the Diamondbacks decline to offer him arbitration Hudson would become a free agent. Either way, the 26-year-old will have to settle for a one-year deal and hope to rebuild his value during the 2014 season.