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Dakota Hudson blanked the Cubs over five innings on Friday night, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out four in a no-decision.
It was just the second appearance of the season for the 27-year-old who has missed the majority of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. He's allowed just two runs in 8 2/3 innings and could start in a playoff game if the Cardinals can advance past the Wild Card round.
The Cardinals have activated right-handed pitcher Dakota Hudson from the 60-day injured list.
Hudson has missed the entire season up to this point with a right elbow injury. Through eight starts in 2020, he went 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and .178 OBA. In total, he is 23-10 through 67 games over three seasons.
Cardinals' SP Dakota Hudson (elbow) will make at least three more rehab appearances before rejoining the major league roster, according to skipper Mike Schildt.
Hudson will make his third rehab appearance on Tuesday, a game in which he's expected to throw around 50 pitches. Hudson is only two rehab starts into his post-Tomy John baseball life, but his previous starts have been encouraging for the Cardinals. Hudson has yet to surrender a run in his first few rehab starts, and the Cardinals are hoping for Flaherty's continued success on Tuesday.
Cardinals RHP Dakota Hudson (elbow) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from Tommy John surgery.
Hudson underwent Tommy John surgery in September and is expected to miss the 2021 season. He’s ahead of schedule in his rehab and will play catch next month. Hudson has progressed well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and could enter 2022 Spring Training with no restrictions. The 26-year-old owned a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:15 K:BB across 39 innings in 2020.
Dakota Hudson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in September, has been progressing "really well" in his rehab. The hope is that he can start doing long toss by the middle of March, per beat Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest.
Hudson is a long shot to pitch in 2021 after undergoing surgery in late September but it's nice to hear he's making such good progress in his rehab. The 26-year-old righty was was solid for the Cardinals last season before going down. He posted a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts across 39 innings of work.