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Diamondbacks close to a deal with Daniel Hudson

Dec 4, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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They couldn’t agree to a contract before Monday night’s deadline, so the Diamondbacks non-tendered Daniel Hudson, but Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the two sides are close to hammering out a new deal for him to stick around.

Hudson is recovering from a pair of Tommy John elbow surgeries and figures to miss most and perhaps all of 2014, so any deal would presumably cover at least two years.

Or as general manager Kevin Towers put it:

I would like to say that we were at the 5-yard line or inside of that. So my hope is that we will come to a resolution and he will be a Diamondback in the very near future.

Apparently one possible stumbling block is whether the deal includes a 40-man roster spot. Hudson hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2011, when he threw 222 innings with a 3.49 ERA and 169/50 K/BB ratio after coming over from the White Sox in a trade for Edwin Jackson.

  1. yahmule - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I hope the luck changes for this young man. He looked like one of the most promising young pitchers in the National League in 2011.

  2. hildezero - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Edwin Jackson? Damn. That seemed so long ago when this trade happened.

  3. imthedudedude - Dec 4, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    He was a legit #2 guy behind Kennedy when he had that monster year. Hope to see him get back healthy.

  4. buckshowalter - Dec 4, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I wwould like for them to be working on getting pitchers who are ready to go next season. KT if youre reading, please get rid of McCarthy and Cahill.

  5. ptfu - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    At the five yard line? Come on Towers, you’re better than that. I think you meant, rounding third and heading for home. Or you’ve got two strikes and are only a pitch away from getting it done.

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