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Dodgers News: LA Officially Announces Daniel Hudson Signing



On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the signing of free agent right-hander Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract.

Earlier on Tuesday, the team announced it non-tendered pitcher Andrew Vasquez, opening a spot on the 40-man roster for the signing.

This will be Hudson’s second go around with the Dodgers having last pitched for LA back in 2018. He appeared in 40 games that season, posting a 4.11 ERA over 46 innings pitched. Since then, the veteran has pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, and the San Diego Padres who picked him up at the trade deadline last years.

He recorded the final out of Washington’s World Series clincher in 2019 over the Houston Astros.

In 2021, his 35.7% strikeout rate and 15.7% swinging strike rate were each career-bests. And, surprisingly, the two-time Tommy John surgery recipient averaged 97 miles-per-hour on his fastball in his age 34 season, tying a career-high.

Over 12 MLB seasons, Hudson owns a 57-40 record over 454 games (61 starts) with a 3.86 ERA.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. The last couple of years kind of spoiled us for “action.” We had grown used to the Dodgers tinkering around the edges all winter but that changed in 2020 and 2021. Looks like we are back to “team building” again. At least now the Championship Drought is only one year. 🙂 So it goes.

    • If we don’t pick up a major piece like Freeman, we could be looking at a partial rebuild. We need to rebuild the farm system.

  2. Friedman back to working for the Raydgers! Gonna be a long season. As long as it results in Roberts being gone, it’s worth the lost year

  3. A turning-35-in-March, 2x Tommy John surgery pitcher, who the PADRES said thanks but bye to? He had a 1.368 Whip among other lower stats in 19 games after being traded, without switching leagues. The logic fails me.

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