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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.

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Hudson will start Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Hudson was in line to start on Wednesday after starting Game 3 last Friday, but there was some speculation that manager Bruce Bochy might opt to go with Madison Bumgarner on just two days rest. Given that it's the final game of the season, Bochy will likely have a quick hook on Hudson, and could be removed at the first sign of trouble.

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Hudson will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Royals on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Turning the page on a dismal month of September (8.72 ERA), Hudson gave up just five earned runs over 13.2 innings (3.29 ERA) in his first two starts of the postseason. He'll be followed by Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4, with manager Bruce Bochy opting to keep Yusmeiro Petit as the long man out of the bullpen.

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Hudson will start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Tuesday, Bay Area News Group reports.

Hudson had a terrible close to the regular season, but he pitched well against the Nationals in the NLDS, allowing one earned run on seven hits over 7.1 innings. He'll take the mound for Game 3, while Ryan Vogelsong gets the ball for Game 4.

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Hudson is expected to start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Saturday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

The 39-year-old completely fell apart during the final month of the regular season, posting a 8.72 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over his final five starts, all losses for San Francisco. Hudson's overall numbers still look respectable (3.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP), and the Giants still trust the veteran enough to start him opposite Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2. Madison Bumgarner is expected to follow in Game 3 on normal rest.

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Hudson (9-13) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings against the Dodgers.

Hudson was rolling until Clayton Kershaw hit a two-out RBI triple in the fifth inning. Yasiel Puig reached out and poked one over the right field wall to lead off the sixth and Hudson was yanked two batters later when Matt kemp doubled. After an exceptional start to his 2014 campaign, the veteran has struggled down the stretch. In five September starts, Hudson is 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA, leaving his status unknown as the Giants re-position their staff for a potential Division Series if Madison Bumgarner wins the one-game playoff versus Pittsburgh.

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Hudson (hip) will start Wednesday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Hudson admitted last week that he's been hampered by hip soreness of late, which goes a long way in explaining his 9.92 ERA and 2.08 WHIP for the month of September. The team will allow him to pitch Wednesday, but it seems like something that could jeopardize his rotation spot heading into the postseason.

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Hudson (9-12) took the loss on Friday against the Padres as he gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

It's likely that Hudson's hip injury is still affecting his production as his ERA has jumped from 2.90 to 3.52 as of August 27. Hudson has allowed 18 earned runs over his last four starts and is hurting the Giants more than helping. Stay tuned on Hudson as he remains day-to-day.

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Hudson has been bothered by a sore right hip for the past eight or nine days, but is determined to keep keep pitching through it, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.

He was demolished by the Dodgers in his last start, giving up eight hits and six runs while facing just 11 hitters in a 17-0 loss. Hudson won't make excuses, but it's reasonable to assume the hip is bothering him, at least a little. Still, he is expected to make his next start Friday in San Diego, which should offer him a perfect opportunity to put together a better outing.

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Hudson lasted only one inning, allowing six runs on eight hits, while striking out two in Saturday's embarrassing loss to the Dodgers.

After giving up four runs in the first, Hudson started the second by giving up consecutive singles to Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig before being pulled from the game. It was the shortest outing in Hudson's 16-year career. The veteran is having a rough September; hes 0-2 for the month and has allowed 14 runs in 12 innings over three starts.