The Dodgers had a pretty rough day on the market today. Fans in Los Angeles woke up to the news that Max Scherzer was signing with the New York Mets on a huge deal. The news got worse when it was later reported that Corey Seager was signing a 10-year deal to join up with the Texas Rangers.
But it’s not all bad news for the Dodgers. They reportedly signed RHP Daniel Hudson to a major league deal this afternoon. Hudson will join up with a bullpen that could use some decent arms should Kenley Jansen decide to move on in his free agency.
The deal is for $7 million and one year between Hudson and the Dodgers. Hudson pitched in 54 games between the Nationals and the Padres in 2021. His season took a little bit of a turn for the worse in San Diego where he allowed 11 earned runs in just 19 innings and struggled with the long ball.
But Dodgers fans know that Hudson can be very effective out of the bullpen. He played with Los Angeles during the 2018 run and had some really hot stretches, though his overall numbers didn’t show it. His 2019 finish with the Nationals was by far his best mark when he posted a 3.53 FIP and closed out 10 games for them.
Hudson will be joining a Dodgers bullpen that could be missing Kenley Jansen and Joe Kelly in 2022.