Hudson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Hudson underwent Tommy John surgery in late September of last season and is expected to miss the entire 2021 campaign as a result, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural. His removal from the 40-man roster will make room for outfielder Scott Hurst, whose contract was selected by the Cardinals after Lane Thomas was optioned to the alternate training site.
The Cardinals placed Hudson (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in late September of last season, Hudson is projected to miss the entire 2021 campaign while he completes the arduous rehab process. Though he'll be on the 10-day IL to open the season, Hudson will likely be shifted to the 60-day IL as soon as the Cardinals need to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said that Hudson (elbow) played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Due to the timing of his surgery, Hudson is expected to miss the entire 2021 season, but the right-hander isn't giving up hope of making a late-summer return in a relief role. The Cardinals' decision on whether to bring Hudson back this season will likely hinge not only on how he fares during the lengthy recovery process, but also on where the team stands in the playoff race in September. Hudson at least appears to be on track with his rehab, but he still has several more hurdles to clear before the idea of him pitching in games in 2021 would be seriously entertained.
Hudson (elbow) remains likely to miss the entire 2021 season, but he's holding out hope that he can make a September return, even in a relief capacity, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports. "Mentally, I'm waiting on September," Hudson said. "I'm waiting and I'm doing my work, trying to hit my marks. And then I'm just trying to stay on pace to where that's an opportunity to compete at the end of the year. Be available is the ultimate goal."
The right-hander's Tommy John surgery unfolded in September 2020, making the 12-month mark the first realistic opportunity he'd have to return to live action. Hudson is set to continue his intensive rehab program during spring training and is shooting for March 15 as a date to begin playing catch. If Hudson ultimately isn't able to toe the rubber again until 2022, it won't be for lack effort; the 26-year-old is already drawing raves from manager Mike Shildt for his mindset and work ethic during the rehab process, with the Cardinals skipper noting "he's super dedicated to what he's doing, how he's doing it."
Hudson (elbow) said Wednesday that he's progressing "really well" in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in late September, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Hudson has yet to resume throwing, but he's been pleased with how the process of regaining strength and full range of motion in his elbow has gone thus far. He plans to continue rehabbing with the team at the Cardinals' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla. with goal of beginning a long-toss progression by the middle of March. The Cardinals aren't counting on Hudson pitching in 2021, but assuming he avoids any snags in the lengthy recovery process, he should enter spring training in 2022 with little or no restrictions.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Hudson (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Hudson is expected to rest up and recover for the next several weeks before he begins his rehab program in earnest during the winter. The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to remain sidelined through the 2021 season.
The Cardinals announced that Hudson (forearm) will undergo Tommy John surgery Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Hudson was shut down for the season after experiencing forearm tightness in his Sept. 17 start, but the 26-year-old was hopeful he could treat the injury through rest and rehab. After receiving a couple medical opinions, however, Hudson determined that surgery was his best course of action. While general manager John Mozeliak wasn't willing to rule Hudson out for the 2021 season, the typical recovery timeline from the procedure for most starting pitchers usually lasts at least 12 months. With that in mind, Hudson likely won't be a serious candidate to rejoin the St. Louis rotation until spring training in 2022.
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 MLB.com 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."
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hudson left Thursday's game against the Pirates due to right elbow tightness, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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