Daniel Hudson Looks Sharp In Spring Debut


Daniel Hudson has been on the recovery road for over two-and-a-half years now and finally made his way back to the pitchers’ mound on Sunday and did not disappoint in his 2015 spring training debut against the San Francisco Giants.

Hudson threw two shutout innings against the defending World Series champions en route to a 10-5 Diamondbacks victory. He has yet to throw more than an inning in a single game in the Major Leagues since mid-2012 due to a torn UCL in his right arm, but will still factor into the starting rotation competition this spring.

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Hudson’s fastball had nice movement on it in his two innings and had a velocity that Diamondbacks’ fans should be happy about. The 27-year-old was happy with how he pitched as well saying, “The whole outing, I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish, which was just get out of it healthy and go from there.”

It’s crazy to think that Hudson has only one full Major League Baseball season under his belt. He is 26-16 with a 3.65 ERA in his career with the Diamondbacks and has thrown just 349.2 innings in his time in the desert.

Twitter was graced with tweets from Hudson after the game. Hudson praised his fans and teammates for the support they have been giving him in his first tweet.

The latter of the two was an adorable picture of his daughter that he just couldn’t help but share and I’m sure no one else minds him sharing either.

With a daughter like that supporting her “hero” of a dad, nothing can slow Hudson down from putting in a solid spring training and hopefully during the 2015 MLB season. If he were to be apart of the starting rotation at the beginning of the season and was able to produce great numbers for the Diamondbacks it would be great with Patrick Corbin expected to be out at the beginning of the year.

On top of everything, Hudson has not even hit his “prime” years yet. Maybe 2015 is the year he can finally stay healthy and put in his first full season since the 2011 campaign. Things may be looking up for the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff.