On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the signing of free agent right-hander Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract.
The Dodgers signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract for the 2022 season.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 1, 2021
Earlier on Tuesday, the team announced it non-tendered pitcher Andrew Vasquez, opening a spot on the 40-man roster for the signing.
This will be Hudson’s second go around with the Dodgers having last pitched for LA back in 2018. He appeared in 40 games that season, posting a 4.11 ERA over 46 innings pitched. Since then, the veteran has pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, and the San Diego Padres who picked him up at the trade deadline last years.
He recorded the final out of Washington’s World Series clincher in 2019 over the Houston Astros.
In 2021, his 35.7% strikeout rate and 15.7% swinging strike rate were each career-bests. And, surprisingly, the two-time Tommy John surgery recipient averaged 97 miles-per-hour on his fastball in his age 34 season, tying a career-high.
Over 12 MLB seasons, Hudson owns a 57-40 record over 454 games (61 starts) with a 3.86 ERA.
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