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Dodgers News: Daniel Hudson Opens Up About Career Potentially Being Over

Over two seasons, 25 innings, and two 60-day injury list stints, this Dodgers reliever has had a tough go at it in his time with the team.

Daniel Hudson is currently rehabbing a right knee MCL sprain that he suffered around the Fourth of July.

Hudson’s injury came just three games after he missed 12 straight months with a torn left ACL. The constant feeling of being injured and not playing has gotten Hudson to consider hanging up the cleats.

“I have, for sure,” Hudson said. “I’m pretty over being in pain. I’ve been in pretty consistent pain for about 15 months. I’ve thought about it but at the same time, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. If I’m feeling good, if everything comes back the way we hope it does and we make a good postseason run and we contribute, there’s not too much pain and we have a conversation in the offseason and it’s, ‘Hey, we want you back’ I start playing catch and everything feels good – then maybe I give it another shot. If not, I’ve had a pretty good run and it is what it is at that point.”

Via Orange County Register

The right-hander has had a full MLB career up to this point. In 14 years Hudson has played on seven teams. His most notable stint was with the Nationals where he tossed the last pitch of the 2019 World Series.

Hudson came over to the Dodgers in 2022 after being with the team in 2018. When he’s been on the mound he has been a reliable option for Dave Roberts out of the bullpen.

In his second stint with the team, Hudson has a 3.31 ERA and a 3/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He was able to get into three games this season and gave up no runs on two hits.

Before his injury last season, he had a 2.22 ERA and was able to save five games for the Dodgers.

There is still a possibility that Hudson could come back for the Dodgers this season. He was placed on the 60-day IL on July 12th meaning he could be back with the team by the end of September.

If he can come back and pitch like he did pre-injuries, the Dodgers are going to have a valuable asset coming out of the bullpen.

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