D-backs pitcher Daniel Hudson has torn UCL; out for season
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.”
Most likely, this means Hudson is headed for Tommy John surgery. That normally means he'd be out about 12 months.—
Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) June 27, 2012
Hudson, 25, is 3-2 with a 7.35 ERA in nine starts this season. Hitters were batting .332 against him.