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Dodgers News: Daniel Hudson Hasn’t Given Up on Pitching This Postseason

Relief pitcher Daniel Hudson was supposed to be one of the better comeback stories for the Dodgers this season. But unfortunately, his return to the team ended just as quickly as it happened.

After returning to the mound for the first time in over a year due to a torn ACL, Hudson threw three innings of shutout work over a three-game span. He even picked up a save in the process, but it was later revealed that he hurt his MCL while on the mound.

It was a major blow to this Dodgers team, as he was supposed to be a big help for their bullpen down the stretch. He hasn’t played since the injury but has continued working to try and get back this year. But, with the playoffs starting soon, it’s looking unlikely.

However, insider Mike DiGiovanna of The LA Times is reporting that Hudson hasn’t given up on pitching again this season and is trying to work his way back.

While he won’t be available for the Dodgers NLDS series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Hudson could make his return in the NLCS or even World Series if the team makes it that far. But that could be a longshot, as the Dodgers may not feel comfortable letting him take his first game action in months with the season on the line.

He showed earlier this season that he could come in right away to contribute, but this is different. The Dodgers won’t be able to afford any letdowns within games, so Hudson may not be the best person to have pitch.

It could be better for him to continue rehabbing everything and wait until next season. If he can get himself back to being healthy, he then could be a key contributor in the LA bullpen again next year.

While he is getting up there in age, next season could be his final one. The hope is that he will be able to stay healthy, and if he can, the Dodgers could really use his help going forward. Hudson likely doesn’t want his career to end with an injury, so if he can go out on his terms, that would be best for everyone.

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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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