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Dodgers News: 2024 Option on RHP Daniel Hudson Declined, Future in Doubt

The Dodgers have a lot of questions to answer this offseason in how they build their roster, and they just made a few roster moves to start their winter. Some of those included club options for multiple players, paving the way for the team to start building.

Veteran relief pitcher Daniel Hudson was one of the better stories this past season, as he worked his way back from a torn ACL. However, fate had cruel intentions, and just a few games later, he injured his MCL, leading to him missing the rest of the season.

LA recently declined his 2024 option, and he will now hit free agency, Hudson could return to the team on a more team-friendly contract, but his injury concerns in recent years could also see LA wipe their hands clean as well. He has also hinted at retirement, which could be an option now that the Dodgers didn’t pick up the option.

During the three games that Hudson returned, he looked very solid and as if he could help the team compete. He even picked up his first save in over a year, and it was one of the better nights of the Dodgers 2023 season.

However, due to his advanced age, his future with the team remains in doubt. And even his future in the big leagues also remains a question mark due to all of the injuries he has suffered.

If this is it for Hudson, he had a solid 14-year MLB career. He won the World Series with the Washington Nationals in 2019, being the one on the mound to record the final out.

We wish him luck in determining what is best for him and his family, and if he does retire, he will be missed. Hudson was a solid reliever for the Dodgers in limited time, and it would be unfortunate to see him go out due to injury.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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