Daniel Hudson pleased after extended spring outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, pitched in an extended spring training game Friday. It was the first time he has faced non-Arizona hitters since his procedure.
Hudson threw four innings as he struck out one and allowed two runs against minor-league players from the Angels organization.
"It went well," Hudson said. "Nothing out of the ordinary. I got a bunch of ground balls and I got out of the heat as quick as I could. Obviously, I'd thrown a couple of [simulated] games and a live [batting practice], so I've been facing hitters, but once you get out there against someone in a different colored uniform, different adrenaline and emotions start kicking in. Felt like I was getting a lot closer, and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting a little bit brighter now."
Hudson is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday. Barring any setbacks, he will pitch five innings in an extended spring training game Thursday.
Daniel Hudson looking at late June return?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, is expected to throw 50-55 pitches when he throws in an extended spring game Friday, according to The Arizona Republic. Hudson threw 46 pitches in a simulated game Saturday.
Hudson is projected to be out until the All-Star break in July, but the paper suggests Hudson might be back before the end of June.
Daniel Hudson making steady progress
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, threw three innings in a simulated game Saturday at Salt Rivers Field, MLB.com reports.
Hudson remains on track to return around the All-Star break, according to the report.
Daniel Hudson not the most exciting stash
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/7/2013) In my latest Reality Check, I looked at DL players and ranked the 25 most worth owning in Fantasy. Predictably, the comments section became a list of who I left out, but one name in particular caught my attention: Daniel Hudson.
To be honest, I didn't give the Diamondbacks' right-hander much thought. At last check, he's aiming to come back in early July, which puts him not far behind fellow Tommy John victim Brandon Beachy, but I'm just not as excited about the prospect of him returning.
For one thing, we still don't know how good he can be. Beachy was looking like an ace at the time of his injury last year while Hudson was getting pummeled, and while Hudson's 2011 season was significantly better, he allowed nearly a hit per inning even then.
Obviously, if I had a free DL spot, I'd stash Hudson, but I'm not so convinced he'll make a big impact right away that I'm willing to invest a bench spot in him outside of NL-only leagues.
Daniel Hudson to throw every fifth day
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson threw two innings of live batting practice on Monday as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports. Manager Kirk Gibson said the right-hander threw around 55 pitches and Gibson was impressed with what he saw.
"He looked good," Gibson said. "He was overthrowing in the first inning but he came back in the second and had much better location. Overall, it was good."
Hudson will begin throwing every fifth day with bullpen sessions scheduled in between.
"I think he's ready in his mind to progress into games and compete," Gibson said. "We'll see how it goes now that he's getting into more innings and competing in games; he might get sore. We'll try to get him into what he would be doing if he were with us."
Daniel Hudson eyeing pre-All-Star break return
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson, on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery, had a total-body workout, general manager Kevin Towers told MLB.com Saturday.
Hudson has been throwing live batting practice, including a 20-pitch outing at extended spring training Tuesday. He is expected to have the day off Sunday and resume his throwing program Monday.
"He feels good," manager Kirk Gibson said. "The best-case scenario [for his return] would be pre-All-Star break."
Daniel Hudson to face live batters soon
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Diamondbacks injured hurler Daniel Hudson is expected to throw live batting practice on April 16 for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery last year, MLB.com reports.
Hudson threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is scheduled for another Friday. If he comes through that OK, live batters are the next step.
"He's throwing the ball real well," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. Arizona expects to have Hudson back some time after the All-Star break.
Daniel Hudson pleased with bullpen session
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson, who is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery, was pleased with his bullpen session Tuesday, according to The Arizona Republic.
"It felt good," Hudson said after throwing 30 pitches off a practice mound. “Surprisingly good. I might have been a little tentative at first, but once I got that feeling back in me, I just kind of took it and ran with it. It felt like there was a little bit of life to it. I threw a lot of strikes, which was good, as well, and definitely surprising. I wasn’t expecting anywhere near what I did. It was a step in the right direction.
General manager Kevin Towers said he was impressed with Hudson's command.
"Delivery looked good," Towers said. "Balance looked good. Threw strikes. Was free and easy. It was coming out of his hand well."
Daniel Hudson completes first 'pen session
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson, who is on the 60-day disabled list, pitched his first bullpen session Tuesday as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. Hudson still remains on track to join the team around the All-Star break.
Hudson still targeting break
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/18/2013) The Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Daniel Hudson on the 60-day disabled list Monday while the right-hander continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Hudson underwent reconstructive elbow surgery last July and is not expected to rejoin Arizona until the All-Star break. "Obviously, you don't want to rush it because it's such a major injury, but I would say around the All-Star break either right before or right after would be pretty realistic," Hudson told MLB.com about his possible return last month.