Return after 1 year → ‘Miracle save’ → Ligament damage, long-term absence… Tears of a 36-year-old Dodgers pitcher

Veteran pitcher Daniel Hudson (36, Los Angeles Dodgers) is scheduled to miss another long term. He had the skills to become a top-class pitcher, but he was always plagued by his injuries. And now that he is decorating the last page of his career, a major injury struck him again.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts met with reporters ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates game in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 7th (Korean time) and reported the news of Hudson’s injury.토토사이트

Manager Roberts told local reporters, “Hudson will be out for a long time with a sprained internal collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee.” It happened less than 24 hours after Hudson recorded his first save of the season.

Hudson started as a finishing pitcher in the home game against Pittsburgh the day before (6th). The team went to the mound in the top of the ninth inning, leading 6-4, but faced a crisis from the start. He gave up one double and two walks, and faced the crisis with the base loaded safely. The situation was not good either. The opponent’s batting line was connected to the center of 3-5, and it was in danger of allowing a tie or even a reversal.

All the bases were full, but Hudson maintained a veteran’s composure. After dealing with Davis with a looking strikeout, he secured the team victory by striking out Carlos Santana in left field and striking out Jack Swinsky with a swing. It was a valuable save obtained by overcoming the bases-loaded crisis safely.

According to ‘Dodger Blue’, which delivers news about the Dodgers, Hudson said after the game, “I was lucky (to pass the bases safely). I focused on one ball and tried to trust the fielders behind me.” It was really fun. I wish it had been easier, but I am proud to be able to help the team.” He suffered another serious injury and will be out for an extended period of time.

Hudson appeared as a full-time starter in the 2011 season, the third year of his debut, and seemed to break the shell of a prospect by recording 16 wins, 12 losses, and an average ERA of 222 innings of 3.49 in 33 games. However, the following year, he underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery) and only played in 3 games, and changed his position to a relief pitcher.

Last year, he played 25 games and was cruising with 9 holds, 5 saves and an ERA of 2.22, but his left knee ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) ruptured and he went to rehabilitation for about a year. Afterwards, he returned to the big league mound on the 1st, but this time he injured his right knee and will be absent for a long time once again.

On the other hand, the Dodgers are suffering from a lot of injuries in their pitching staff. Starting with ace Clayton Kershaw (35), young gun Dustin May (26), relief pitchers JP Fireryzen (30), and Alex Reyes (29) are missing, causing disruptions in mound management. Even Hudson, who seemed to have come back healthy in this situation, is putting his name on the injured list again, deepening director Roberts’ concerns.

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