RP - FA
The Los Angeles Dodgers have declined their 2024 club option on relief pitcher Daniel Hudson.
A knee injury limited Hudson to just three appearances in the 2023 season, making the club's decision to decline his $6.5 million option rather easy. The right-hander didn't allow a run in his three innings in 2023 and posted a 2.22 ERA across 25 outings in the 2022 season before injuring his knee.
Daniel Hudson is dealing with a sprained MCL in his right knee and is expected to be out "quite some time," per Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts.
Hudson apparently injured his MCL on the second to last pitch in his appearance Wednesday. The 36-year-old had just returned from the injured list and was making his third appearance of the season. The good news for the Dodgers is that it is not on his surgically repaired left knee, but he is still expected to miss a significant amount of time.
Daniel Hudson picked up the save in Wednesday's game against the Pirates, allowing no earned runs on just one hit and two walks while striking out two batters in one inning.
With this performance, Hudson now has a perfect 0.00 ERA in three games this season, along with an impressive 15.0 K/9 and a 2.96 FIP. He has also recorded one save and one hold, showcasing his ability to excel in high-pressure situations.
The Dodgers activated Daniel Hudson from the 60-day IL Friday.
Hudson is returning from a torn ACL he suffered last summer. The veteran right hander had a 2.22 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and five saves prior to suffering the injury. Fantasy managers can expect Hudson to see work in high-leverage situations.
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Daniel Hudson isn't close to a return as he works his way back from a torn ACL.
Hudson is throwing from 150 feet and continues to throw bullpen sessions but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Hudson still isn't close to returning. Hudson still feels knee discomfort when he pitches and on days off following sessions. While the club planned on an early May return it sounds like Hudson's absence will continue longer than that.