The Los Angeles Dodgers are picking right-hander Daniel Hudson’s $6.5 million option for the 2023 season, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday.
Hudson, 35, suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament rupture in June when his knee buckled responding to a ground ball. The team’s top-setup reliever had five saves and a 2.22 ERA at the time of the injury, and his goal is to be ready for the start of spring training.
The Dodgers will also receive a club option for 2024, which is expected to be worth around $6.5 million, sources told ESPN.
Hudson signed a one-year, $7 million contract with a team option last offseason.
He has spent portions of 13 seasons in the seven-team majors, including the Dodgers. He spent portions of seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting in 33 games with 16 wins in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery and transitioning to a bullpen career in the years that followed.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34644977/los-angeles-dodgers-exercising-team-option-daniel-hudson-2023-season-sources-say Los Angeles Dodgers exercising team option on Daniel Hudson for 2023 season, sources say