Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson continues to make tremendous strides towards suiting up for the squad again for the first time since last June. LA Times’ Jack Harris shared, on top of other important injury updates, that on Wednesday, Hudson partook in his first live batting practice this Spring Training on.
Good news surrounding the 35-year-old first began about a week ago when he revealed that his recovery was going well so far. He expressed his desire to face live hitters again in the near future and it seems his wish has now been granted.
Ankle tendinitis has been the issue that has kept Hudson sidelined longer than he would have hoped. It stemmed as a result of his recovery from a torn ACL, as he found himself favoring one leg too much and putting a lot of pressure on his singular ankle.
Hudson will help out the Dodgers bullpen tremendously once he returns and these injuries should not affect him too much as long as they are truly behind him. If his mechanics remain solid and his lower body strength returns, he should pick up his productivity for LA right where he left off seeing that his throwing arm is healthy.
Prior to his ACL tear, the veteran pitcher appeared in 25 games for the Dodgers and recorded an ERA of 2.22. He has played 13 seasons for seven different teams during his professional career and will provide experience and leadership once he rejoins the lineup.
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