Hudson can help...as a reliever

Hudson can help...as a reliever

Posted by scotgreg on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 21:22
Can Daniel Hudson hit? Watching the White Sox' offense go through the motions again in Monday night's game against the Twins, that's the first question that comes to mind. On a more serious note, it sure looks like Hudson can pitch. A fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft, Hudson zipped through the Sox' minor-league system this season, going a combined 14-5 (2.32 ERA) with Class A Kannapolis, A Winston-Salem, AA Birmingham and AAA Charlotte before arriving on the South Side on Sept. 3. After making three relief appearances, Hudson started his first major-league game Monday and looked pretty good, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings. Only 22, Hudson handles himself like he's been around, and the right-hander's got a power arm. He's thrived as a starting pitcher, but look for Hudson to help the White Sox out of the bullpen in 2010. With Jake Peavy, Mark Buehrle, John Danks, Gavin Floyd and Freddy Garcia in the rotation, the Sox are set. But they need plenty of relief help, and maybe Hudson will be up for the challenge.
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