Earlier this week, the Dodgers came to an agreement with reliever Daniel Hudson on a new contract for the 2023 season. It was initially reported that the club had only exercised a team option, but it turned out to, in fact, be a contract extension.
The 35-year-old will be making $6.5 million next season, with a team option for the 2024 season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson on a 1-year contract for the 2023 season worth $6.5 million with a club option for the 2024 season.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 23, 2022
Hudson, unfortunately, tore his ACL on a fluke play back in June, which will keep him sidelined until spring training of 2023.
Hudson said that the Dodgers approached him shortly after the injury, as they knew they wanted to bring him back for next season.
Despite what you may think would be a difficult decision for a 35-year-old coming off a torn ACL, Hudson said it was actually the opposite.
He called it a quick decision to come back next year, and mentioned he feels comfortable with the Dodgers and would love to retire with the team.
This is great news for Dodger fans as Hudson was one of the team’s best relievers before going down with the injury.
It’ll be great to have Hudson return to the backend of the bullpen again next season, and maybe even beyond.
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