Posted June 27, 2012

D-backs pitcher Daniel Hudson has torn UCL; out for season

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Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson has torn UCL and is out for the year. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson is out for the season and will likely have Tommy John surgery after completing tearing his ulnar collateral ligament.

Hudson left last night’s 8-1 loss against the Atlanta Braves after giving up hits to five of the first seven batters he faced in the second inning.

“It’s been sore for the last few starts,” Hudson said to the Arizona Republic. “I’ve always had soreness in there. With my arm action, I just kind of figured it came with the territory. It’s been getting progressively worse. I just tried to pitch through it. Tonight it wasn’t happening.”

Hudson, 25, is 3-2 with a 7.35 ERA in nine starts this season.  Hitters were batting .332 against him.