Atlanta Braves starting pitcher has undergone offseason surgery in his right ankle. Luckily for the San Francisco Giants, he’s expected to be good to go by Opening Day.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle has the report:

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle has more:

Hudson, 39, went 9-13 with a 3.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 120 strikeouts in 189.1 innings pitched. In four postseason starts, he went 0-1 with 4.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 21.0 innings pitched, playing a role in the team’s World Series title. 

While Hudson’s best days are certainly behind him, the veteran pitcher was a reliable option at the bottom of San Francisco’s rotation and should be a quality innings eater for the team again this season. The fact that he should be ready to go for the start of the season is a positive development for the Giants as they look to defend their title.


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