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43 Dakota Hudson SP

St. Louis Cardinals

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September 24, 2020 03:28 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Going for second opinion
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Hudson (forearm) met with head team physician Dr. George Paletta on Wednesday and will seek a second opinion and further evaluation on his injured forearm, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander was just placed on the 45-day injured list Tuesday, and he has some time to figure out his options since he won't be pitching again this regular season or postseason, if the Cardinals qualify. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak noted Wednesday that the seeking of a second opinion is simply part of the process of Hudson setting himself up as best as possible to not miss time in 2021. "Our doctors have reviewed the MRI, but you still want to do the normal consultation," Mozeliak said. "Until that happens, there are no decisions made for next steps. ... Obviously, the fact that we're ruling out the remainder of this year is saying something."

September 22, 2020 06:36 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Shifts to 45-day IL
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Hudson (forearm) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

The 26-year-old was already considered doubtful to pitch again this season, and his placement on the 45-day IL guarantees he won't be eligible to be activated until November. Hudson was previously scheduled to undergo further evaluation Tuesday to determine the next steps in his recovery, but according to Jones that appointment has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

September 22, 2020 10:04 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Medical evaluation set for Tuesday
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Hudson (forearm) is set to meet with Dr. George Paletta in St. Louis on Tuesday regarding the next steps in his recovery, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander's regular season is deemed to be over, but Hudson will naturally hope to have his recovery completed as soon as possible so as to be able to enter spring training in 2021 without restrictions. The 26-year-old put together a third consecutive solid showing during the abbreviated 2020 campaign that included a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and career-best 20.5 percent strikeout rate, and he's poised to be a pivotal part of the rotation again next season, if healthy.

September 20, 2020 09:24 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Likely done for 2020
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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that Hudson (forearm) is doubtful to pitch again this season, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Hudson exited his start Thursday with what was initially labeled as right elbow soreness, but he was diagnosed with a right forearm strain and placed on the 10-day injured list two days later after undergoing additional testing. The right-hander will be evaluated again by a team doctor Tuesday, but the Cardinals aren't banking on Hudson receiving a short-term timeline to resume pitching. St. Louis will turn to Austin Gomber to fill Hudson's spot in the rotation beginning with Tuesday's game in Kansas City.

September 18, 2020 04:32 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Placed on injured list
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Hudson landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm Saturday.

Hudson left Thursday's game with the injury, which was originally called right elbow soreness but has since been diagnosed as a forearm strain following an MRI. With just 10 days left in the season, all injured list placements at this point are season-ending. Hudson will wrap up the year having posted a 2.77 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in eight starts. Nabil Crismatt was recalled in a corresponding move.

September 18, 2020 02:12 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Undergoing more tests
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Hudson is undergoing more tests on his forearm Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Hudson left Thursday's game against the Pirates due to an issue that was originally referred to as right elbow tightness. While an X-ray came back negative, the Cardinals are worried about a potential flexor tendon issue or some other forearm injury. Whether or not he can pitch again this season should become clear following the tests.

September 18, 2020 09:24 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: X-rays come back negative
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Hudson's X-rays came back negative after he exited Thursday night's game against the Pirates due to right elbow soreness, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Hudson has received good news so far, though he'll likely be re-evaluated within the next few days to determine his status moving forward. His absence would be a big blow to the Cardinals, as he owns a 2.77 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 31 strikeouts over 37 frames so far this year.

September 17, 2020 08:00 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Exits early with injury
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Hudson left Thursday's game against the Pirates due to right elbow tightness, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Hudson made it through two scoreless innings before being removed from the contest. He'll likely undergo further testing before the Cardinals release more information on the injury.

September 13, 2020 12:04 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Allows one run in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (3-2) pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing a hit and four walks while striking out four in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

Hudson was excellent in the start, outside of allowing a run via three walks and a fielder's choice in the third inning. The lone hit against Hudson was a Joey Votto double in the sixth. The 25-year-old Hudson dropped his ERA to 2.92 with a 0.97 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 37 innings this year. He's won three straight starts and will look to keep that hot run going Thursday in Pittsburgh.

September 6, 2020 10:36 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Good enough to win
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Hudson (2-2) gave up three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings in a win over the Cubs on Sunday. He struck out four.

The runs against Hudson came early, as Anthony Rizzo hit a solo shot in the first and Jason Kipnis added a two-run blast in the second. Hudson finished with 101 pitches (57 strikes) in a somewhat inefficient effort. The right-hander has a 3.19 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 27:9 K:BB across six starts spanning 31 innings. Hudson's next start is expected to be Friday versus the Reds.

September 5, 2020 05:20 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Start bumped back
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Hudson will start Sunday rather than starting the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader as previously scheduled, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Hudson will slide back into the spot that had been occupied by Kwang Hyun Kim, who landed on the injured list with a kidney issue Saturday. The Cardinals will go with a bullpen game for the second of Saturday's two contests.

August 31, 2020 11:04 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Fans seven in first win
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Hudson (1-2) picked up the win in Monday's 7-5 victory over the Reds, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits over seven innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.

It was the right-hander's best outing so far in 2020 and his second straight quality start, as Hudson set season highs in innings and strikeouts. He fired 63 of 95 pitches for strikes, and got plenty of run support to secure his first win as the Cards scored in each of the first four frames. Hudson will take a 2.77 ERA and 23:7 K:BB through 26 innings into his next start Saturday during a doubleheader against the Cubs.

August 27, 2020 12:56 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Takes no-decision
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Hudson took a no-decision during Wednesday's win over the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings.

Aside from a two-run home run to Mac Gallagher in the third inning, Hudson managed to control the damage against Kansas City. The right-hander was easing back into things following an extended COVID-19 layoff. He did issue a season-high three free passes, something he'll need to better manage to avoid future trouble. Across four starts this season, Hudson owns a 3.32 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The 25-year-old will take the mound against Cincinnati on Monday.

August 22, 2020 12:08 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Fans six in no-decision
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Hudson allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out six over 4.2 scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Reds on Friday.

Hudson had a good performance, but he threw only 74 pitches (49 strikeouts) and came up one out short of potentially being eligible for a result. The Reds' Matt Davidson made that a non-issue with a sixth-inning grand slam off Cardinals reliever Tyler Webb. Hudson has yet to pitch into the sixth inning this season. He has a 3.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 13 innings across three starts. The 25-year-old is expected to make his next start Wednesday versus the Royals.

August 16, 2020 08:04 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Effective in short outing
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Hudson (0-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Sunday against the White Sox.

Hudson threw only 55 pitches after a three-week layoff in between starts. He pitched fairly well, with the only run coming in the midst of a short rally in the opening inning. Hudson also did well limiting walks in a continuation of his first outing, as he has handed out only two free passes in 8.1 innings of work after posting a 4.43 BB/9 in 2019. He should be able to work a bit deeper into the game during his next start, currently projected for Friday against Cincinnati.

August 14, 2020 04:32 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Scheduled for Sunday's start
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Hudson will start Sunday's game against the White Sox, assuming the Cardinals are cleared to resume their season this week following their team-wide COVID-19 outbreak, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

The Cardinals will go with Adam Wainwright and a bullpen game for their Saturday doubleheader should they get the green light to resume their season. St. Louis will then follow with Hudson on Sunday. The right-hander allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk over 4.1 innings pitched in his lone start against the Pirates on July 26.

July 26, 2020 11:12 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Yields four runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (0-1) allowed four runs across 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out four batters and taking the loss against the Pirates. He walked one batter and gave up seven hits.

Hudson kept Pittsburgh's bats quiet for three innings but allowed homers to Colin Moran and Jose Osuna in the fourth inning. He coughed up one more run on a Josh Bell sacrifice fly in the fifth before being lifted from the game. Hudson will look for better results in Milwaukee against the Brewers next weekend.

July 10, 2020 01:36 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Settles in during intrasquad game
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Hudson threw 43 pitches in Thursday night's intrasquad game at Busch Stadium and settled in after a rough start, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander endured his roughest stretch in the first inning, when he yielded singles to Kolten Wong, Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong, the latter hit driving in two runs. Hudson appeared to find a groove after that point by not allowing another hit over the subsequent two frames, although he did issue two walks and uncorked a wild pitch. "You get to kind of experiment to figure out what works whenever you start facing guys over and over and over," Hudson said. "That's when I think it'll allow me to kind of take a step back, but also kind of gain some mental edge going forward. We're talking throughout this whole process. So someone gets a hit, I get a guy, it's a lot of back and forth. Maybe they see something, maybe I see something. We're just trying to grow and get better as we go."

July 5, 2020 03:24 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Gets live BP in Saturday
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Hudson threw live batting practice to multiple teammates in Saturday's summer camp workout at Busch Stadium, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander faced a formidable lineup of Matt Carpenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Dexter Fowler, Paul DeJong, Matt Wieters, Harrison Bader and Kolten Wong, which was a welcome departure from the throwing sessions against a pad that Hudson carried out during the three-month-plus shutdown. The 25-year-old also used his time away from the team to continue working on smoothing out his delivery, a process he'd started during the offseason in an effort to improve his command. "I feel comfortable with what I'm doing," Hudson said. " I was trying to mess with some stuff at the end of last year, and going into spring this year, I was able to show it off a little bit. From here on, I just felt like that off time was me engraving it."

April 16, 2020 01:32 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Gears up with solid spring
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Hudson posted a 2-1 record, 2.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP across 12.1 innings over four Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended.

The right-hander is firmly entrenched as the No. 3 starter when the starting rotation is at full strength, and despite some control issues in his last start of spring March 8, Hudson enjoyed a productive exhibition slate overall. The 25-year-old stretched out to 74 pitches in that outing, and he'll presumably also have a ramp-up period to the regular season to complete his preparations. Hudson enjoyed a standout 2019 campaign -- his first as a full-time starter in the majors -- posting a 16-7 record and 3.35 ERA across 174.2 innings.

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vs LHB 81.200 3.2005562
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