Remember Tim Hudson? He's on his way back

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The Braves’ starters have been fantastic lately so they don’t really need him at the moment, but Tim Hudson is rehabbing and looking pretty good in the process. Three starts so far, 8.2 innings, nine hits, five strikeouts, two walks, and an ERA of 3.11. He’s touching low 90s on the gun.

The big question is going to be whether the Braves, who have Lowe,
Vazquez, Jurrjens, Kawakami and Hanson all under contract for next
year, will to exercise Hudson’s $12 million option for 2010. Assuming
Hudson keeps progressing, it’s not a terrible problem to have.

White Sox place Avisail Garcia on the disabled list with a strained hamstring

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MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The club called up outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte.

Garcia, 26, suffered the injury during Monday’s game against the Mariners. He is off to a slow start this season, batting .233/.250/.315 with a home run and four RBI in 76 plate appearances.

Palka, 26, has been playing well for Charlotte, batting .286/.384/.476 with three home runs and seven RBI in 73 PA.