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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hudson allowed one run on two hits and two strikeouts in one inning of work in the Diamondbacks' 10-4 win over the Padres on Saturday.

Hudson returned after throwing a bullpen session earlier in the week. It was his first appearance since allowing three runs in 0.2 innings against the Dodgers. The strikeouts are the first of the season for Hudson.

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Hudson will be unavailable for the next few days after throwing in the bullpen Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Hudson wasn't particularly sharp in his second appearance back from the DL, giving up three runs in two-thirds of an inning, so the Diamondbacks had him refine some things in a bullpen session. The right-hander will get a few days to rest up but should be able to get in a couple more games before the end of the year, as he looks to turn the page on his consecutive Tommy John surgeries.

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Hudson pitched a perfect eighth inning in the Diamondbacks' 6-1 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

This was Hudson's first appearance since 2012. After two surgeries in two years, Hudson was activated by the team on Monday. He'll likely continue to see relief work for the remainder of the season.