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Hudson threw a spring-high 78 pitches, while giving up three runs on six hits and striking out three over six innings Wednesday against the Rockies.

Hudson hit a double in Wednesday's game and slid into second, which is significant because he is coming off of a Jan. 6 ankle surgery. He retired the first 10 batters before giving up a single in the fourth inning to Corey Dickerson. Pitching for six innings helped Hudson build up his arm strength before the season starts. He will most likely pitch fourth in the rotation this season.

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Hudson had a strong outing Friday, tossing 3.1 innings of one-run ball while striking out four against the Reds.

Hudson continues to build up his stamina after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. The ankle seems to be holding up fine and he should be the Giants third or fourth starter come Opening Day. At age 39, he may wear down in the dog days of summer, but he should be a quality starter early in the season.

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Hudson (ankle) made his spring training debut Wednesday, tossing a scoreless inning against the Brewers.

The results of Hudson's outing aren't as important as the positive comments Hudson made about his surgically repaired ankle. After the game, he stated that his "ankle feels fine" and that "It is a non-issue at this point." So the key for Hudson going forward will be to build his stamina heading into the regular season.

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Hudson (ankle) will start Wednesday's Grapefruit League game, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Hudson has recovered nicely from an early-January procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, as he's only a few days behind the Giants' other pitchers. The 39-year-old right-hander thus remains on track to get the ball in San Francisco's third or fourth game of the season.

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Hudson (ankle) is getting close to pitching in spring games, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

An early-January procedure to remove bone spurs from Hudson's ankle carried with it an eight-week estimated recovery timetable, and the 39-year-old appears to be right on schedule. Hudson threw to live hitters Thursday and his Cactus League debut appears to be on the horizon. He still has ample time to gear up for what may very well be his final season in Major League Baseball.

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Hudson (ankle) will throw off a mound Wednesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Hudson had bone spurs removed from his right ankle in January, and after briefly considering retirement, the veteran right-hander expects to be ready for Opening Day. Assuming his health continues to move in the right direction, Hudson figures to open the season as San Francisco's third or fourth starter.

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Hudson (ankle) worked out on a back field on Sunday and is reportedly recovering well after having ankle surgery in January, CSN Bay Area reports.

Hudson had to have bone spurs removed from his right ankle in January and was contemplating retirement. However, manager Bruce Bochy stated that Hudson is recovering well and "should be on a mound here soon." Being a veteran, he wouldn't need much spring training work to get ready for the season, and indications are that he will be ready for Opening Day after all.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 Month

Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Hudson (ankle) is behind on his throwing program due to the offseason surgery on his right ankle, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.Hudson is considering retirement following the 2015 season, but his potential closing campaign could begin later than expected. It appears he's no guarantee to be ready for opening day because of the issue, as Bochy said Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit could stand in if needed.

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Hudson (ankle) is leaning toward retiring after the 2015 season, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

His two-year deal with San Francisco is up after this year, and after winning the World Series in 2014, Hudson is probably satisfied with the idea of hanging up the spikes as a 40-year-old at the end of this season. He had surgery in early January to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and will not be fully recovered until early March.

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Hudson had surgery Tuesday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and will need approximately eight weeks to recover, Alex Pavlovic of the Mecury News reports.

This initial timetable should allow for Hudson to be fully healthy for the start of the regular season, but it will be something to monitor as spring training approaches. Hudson had a very typical 2014 season by his standards. His 3.57 ERA was supported by a 3.54 FIP and a 1.23 WHIP -- numbers he could replicate in 2015. However, he pitched to contact, as he is wont to do, notching just 120 strikeouts in 189.1 innings. The veteran righty turns 40 in July, and while he lacks upside, Hudson is still a relatively safe option in the later rounds of drafts.