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March 1, 2020 11:32 AM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: To take bump Monday
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Hudson is schedule to make his first appearance of the spring Monday, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The right-hander will throw a side session Sunday, and if all goes well he'll make his spring debut after a day off. Hudson was eased into camp after seeing a heavy workload down the stretch and into the playoffs last year, and while Sean Doolittle will likely be the Nats' primary closer to begin the regular season, Hudson will still be a key part of the team's late-inning crew.

February 24, 2020 11:24 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Light workload to begin spring
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Hudson has no timetable for his Grapefruit League debut as the Nationals carefully monitor his spring workload, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The right-hander was one of the stars of the team's run to a championship last year, but he did it while battling through knee pain. "There were times when I started to feel my arm overcompensating for my knee being sore since it was my back leg and I was trying to generate force and velocity," Hudson said. "But it never got to the point where my elbow or shoulder was in jeopardy. If it did, I wouldn't have been pitching. I was able to make it through." After taking a full month off in November, Hudson resumed his offseason routine and headed into spring training fully healthy, but the Nats would like to keep it that way, so he'll be held to bullpen sessions on back fields for now. He'll be part of the late-inning mix alongside Sean Doolittle and Will Harris, but Doolittle will likely be the team's primary closer to begin the season.

January 6, 2020 03:36 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Returns to Nationals
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Hudson returned to the Nationals on a two-year, $11 million contract Monday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The 32-year-old hadn't been a particularly notable reliever for the last several seasons but had an excellent 2019 campaign, posting a 2.47 ERA with a career-best eight saves in 73 innings for the Blue Jays and Nationals. He topped his season off with four more saves in the postseason while teammate Sean Doolittle grabbed just two. Doolittle has a much longer track record in the ninth inning and will likely enter as the top option there again, but Hudson should be first in line should the lefty get injured.

October 15, 2019 11:52 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Save clinches World Series berth
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Hudson earned the save in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS, giving up one walk in 1.1 innings.

That was quite a week for the 32-year-old journeyman reliever, who was on paternity leave for Game 1 of the NLCS for the birth of his daughter and returned to nail down a pair of saves to help send the Nationals to their first World Series. Hudson has yet to allow a run during the postseason, firing 5.2 scoreless innings over six appearances with four saves in as many opportunities.

October 12, 2019 01:20 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Reinstated from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson was reinstated from the paternity list and added to the Nationals' NLCS roster Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 32-year-old missed the first game of the NLCS for the birth of his child, but is now ready to return to the team and the closer role. Wander Suero was removed from the roster to make room for Hudson.

October 11, 2019 04:00 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Away on paternity leave
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Hudson is on paternity leave and will miss the first game of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The Nationals will be missing a key reliever for their first ever NLCS game, but his absence is unlikely to last long. Wander Suero has been designated to be removed from the roster once Hudson is activated.

September 26, 2019 11:12 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Locks down eighth save
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Hudson earned the save against the Phillies on Thursday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one walk and striking out three.

Aside from walking Brad Miller, Hudson was in lights out form, preserving a three-run lead in the ninth by whiffing three of his four batters faced. The 32-year-old right-hander owns a sparkling 1.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with eight saves across 68 appearances this season.

September 25, 2019 01:20 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Another save
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Hudson didn't allow a baserunner in the ninth inning of the team's second game of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Phillies.

Hudson closed out both of the team's wins Tuesday, bringing his total save count on the season to seven. Though chances have been limited for the Nationals, Hudson has recorded each of the team's last four saves -- all of which have come in September. Despite manager Dave Martinez continuing to call Sean Doolittle his closer, there's nothing in his usage that suggests that's actually the case as he has yet to appear in save situation this month. In addition, there's little reason for the team to alter Hudson's role before the conclusion of the regular season, as he's now managed seven consecutive scoreless appearances.

September 24, 2019 04:56 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Notches sixth save
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Hudson pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his sixth save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Phillies in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Hudson has earned the save in three of his last four appearances, and it took him just 14 pitches to produce three flyball outs. Manager Dave Martinez said earlier in the day that he still views Sean Doolittle as his closer and is confident Doolittle will eventually return to the role full time.

September 21, 2019 12:40 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Collects fifth save
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Hudson gave up three hits over two scoreless innings to record his fifth save of the season in Friday's 6-4 win over the Marlins.

Three of the right-hander's saves have come in a Nats uniform after he came over from the Jays at the trade deadline, and he's earned the save in both of his last two appearances. With Sean Doolittle still trying to find his form, it looks like Hudson will be the top closing option for Washington over the final days of the regular season.

September 18, 2019 09:04 AM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Grabs second save as Nat
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Hudson gave up a hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings Tuesday to record his fourth save of the season in a 6-2 win over the Cardinals.

It's his first save since Aug. 13, and the first by any Nats pitcher in September. Hudson has a 2.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB through 18 innings since the trade that brought him over from Toronto, and with Sean Doolittle still trying to find his form, the right-hander could remain the team's top option in the ninth inning down the stretch.

September 4, 2019 11:28 AM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Implodes in relief appearance
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Hudson retired two batters and served up three unearned runs on two hits and a walk in Tuesday's 11-10 win over the Mets.

Though Hudson was able to keep his season ERA at a pristine 2.86, he wasn't effective in the outing. He let the Mets push their lead to six with two outs in the top of the ninth, surrendering a two-run single to Jeff McNeil and then a two-run home run to Pete Alonso. Hudson has now given up long balls in both of his last two relief appearances, a development that could hurt his standing in the Nationals' bullpen pecking order. With Sean Doolittle having recently returned from the injured list, Hudson isn't a strong bet to receive many save chances the rest of the way anyhow.

August 18, 2019 11:52 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Could get saves with Doolittle out
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Hudson will be part of a closer-by-committee situation while Sean Doolittle (knee) is on the 10-day injured list, Jamal Collier of reports.

Doolittle was placed on the IL with knee tendinitis and is not expected to be sidelined long. While he is out, Hudson, Hunter Strickland and Fernando Rodney will be the top options for saves. Manager Dave Martinez says he will play the matchups in the ninth inning.

August 14, 2019 01:44 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Grabs save
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Hudson allowed three hits and no walks while striking out two across 1.1 innings to earn the save Tuesday against the Reds.

Sean Doolittle had pitched three times in four days leading up to the Nationals' contest Tuesday, opening the door for Hudson to earn a save chance. He made things interesting, surrendering a leadoff double and allowing the winning run to come to the plate in the ninth frame, prior to striking out Tucker Barnhart to end the game. Though he isn't likely to get more than a handful of save chances prior to the end of the season, Hudson has pitched well since being dealt to the Nationals, allowing one earned run in 6.2 frames while striking out seven and walking one.

July 31, 2019 08:12 PM
Nationals' Daniel Hudson: Traded to Nationals
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Hudson was traded from the Blue Jays to the Nationals on Wednesday in exchange for Kyle Johnston, Scott Mitchell of reports.

Hudson will help shore up the Nationals' bullpen -- which owns the worst ERA (5.97) in the majors -- as the team looks to hand onto a playoff spot. The veteran right-hander owns a solid 3.00 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 48:23 K:BB in 48 innings this season and should assume a setup role with his new club.

July 13, 2019 05:16 PM
Blue Jays' Daniel Hudson: Earns second save
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Hudson allowed one run on two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings against the Yankees on Saturday but escaped with his second save of the season. He struck out one batter.

Hudson allowed the Yankees' only run of the game, but after Aaron Judge's RBI single, Hudson rebounded to strike out Luke Voit looking. Afterward, manager Charlie Montoyo told Shi Davidi of that regular closer Ken Giles is dealing with nerve inflammation in his elbow and is day-to-day.

June 30, 2019 02:44 AM
Blue Jays' Daniel Hudson: Nabs win after blowing save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (5-2) was charged with the blown save Saturday against the Royals but still earned the win after giving up one run on one hit during the ninth inning. He had one strikeout and one walk.

Hudson allowed a single and a walk to start the inning, and the Royals scratched across the tying run with a sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly. According to Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star, manager Charlie Montoyo wanted to avoid using closer Ken Giles after he threw 17 pitches Friday fresh off the injured list, though Hudson was unable to take advantage to grab his second save of the year. Hudson has otherwise been a fairly reliable option for the Blue Jays with a 2.92 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 38:19 K:BB over 37 innings.

June 13, 2019 04:40 PM
Blue Jays' Daniel Hudson: Earns first save
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Hudson allowed only one walk and struck out three across 1.1 innings to earn the save Wednesday against the Orioles.

Hudson entered the game with two outs in the eighth inning after a collection of Blue Jays relievers -- including announced temporary closer Joe Biagini -- allowed the Orioles to score six runs. However, he ended the rally quickly, whiffing Hanser Alberto on four pitches. Hudson got off to shaky start in the ninth inning, walking the leadoff batter and hitting the second hitter he faced before recording three straight outs to earn his first save since the 2016 season. Ken Giles (elbow) is only expected to be sidelined for a short time, though Hudson may work his way into the saves picture in the meantime.

May 25, 2019 11:16 PM
Blue Jays' Daniel Hudson: Saddled with second loss
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Hudson (3-2) took the loss Friday against the Padres, allowing three runs (two earned) on a hit and a walk in one inning of relief.

Entering a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning, Hudson walked Manny Machado with one out and then got Eric Hosmer to ground weakly back to the mound for what should have been an inning-ending double play. Instead, the right-hander fired wide of second base to put runners on the corners and then served up a homer to Hunter Renfroe to put the game out of reach. Hudson now has a mediocre 4.18 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 21:13 K:BB through 23.2 innings with the Jays, but he'll likely continue to see some high-leverage work by default in a bullpen that lacks established and effective options.

May 10, 2019 11:00 PM
Blue Jays' Daniel Hudson: Surrenders one as opener
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Hudson gave up a run on two hits and struck out one across one inning Friday against the White Sox.

Hudson wasn't able to shut down the White Sox as the Blue Jays had hoped, but Toronto was able to put up three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Hudson owns a 3.93 ERA with 17 punchouts over 18.1 frames in 2019 following his latest outing.

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