Hudson (COVID-19 protocols) will be traded from the Nationals to the Padres on Thursday in exchange for Jordy Barley and Mason Thompson, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Hudson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, though it's unclear whether he tested positive or was a close contact. Whenever he is able to return to the mound, he should fill a familiar setup role in San Diego with Mark Melancon entrenched as the closer. Hudson has had a strong campaign, delivering a 2.20 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 48 strikeouts across 32.2 innings while recording 15 holds.
Hudson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. It's not yet clear whether Hudson has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he's deemed a close contact, but he'll be one of four Nationals who are unavailable due to the league's health and safety protocols. Wander Suero could step into a high-leverage role while the right-hander is on the injured list.
The Nationals reinstated Hudson (elbow) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Hudson, who was placed on the IL on June 12 with right elbow inflammation, returns to reinforce the Nationals' injury-plagued relief corps. Before the injury, the righty posted a 2.59 ERA, struck out 35 batters and recorded 12 holds in 24.1 innings. Andres Machado was optioned to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.
Hudson (elbow) threw a 21-pitch bullpen session Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. It's at least the third bullpen session for the right-hander since resuming mound work last week, so he should be close to facing live hitters. Hudson has been sidelined since June 9 with right elbow inflammation and figures to require a rehab assignment before being activated.
Hudson (elbow) hopes to throw a bullpen session Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Hudson tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, and he'll have a quick turnaround ahead of his next bullpen. If Thursday's throwing session goes well, the right-hander could progress to face live hitters at some point in the near future. Hudson has been on the injured list since June 12 due to elbow inflammation, but he's recently been trending in the right direction.
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