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The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Daniel Hudson to a minor league deal according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. You can read Crasnick’s article here. The details of the contract are still not available but it appears both sides were able to reach an agreement to keep Hudson in the desert. Hudson was the closest thing to an ace for the team in 2011 winning 16 games before having two reconstructive surgeries on his right elbow. While most don’t expect to see Hudson pitch this season for the Diamondbacks, the plan seems to move him to the bullpen for the 2015 season. Hudson, who is only 26, is 28-17 with a 3.68 ERA at the major league level in 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, and the D’backs.
Hudson made it very clear he wanted to stay in Sedona Red for the near future, even after the team decided to non-tender him this offseason. While the contract is only a minor league deal, it at least gives Hudson the hope that he can return with the team after playing so well before the injuries. The fact that Hudson has been so dedicated to his rehab and continued working with the team’s training staff bodes well for him and I for one hope we haven’t seen the last of Hudson at Chase Field.
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