Tim Hudson was supposed to return for the Braves tonight, but because Nate McLouth won’t be returning from the DL as scheduled they would have had to lose a position player to make room for Hudson. By waiting until tomorrow — when the rosters expand — there’s no worries.
Given the Braves’ recent swoon, this probably only affects fantasy owners.
Alex Dickerson, recently diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow, will undergo Tommy John surgery near the end of March, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Dickerson tried to rehab the injury, but he didn’t show improvement. The surgery will likely end his 2018 season.
Dickerson, 27, missed the entire 2017 season due to a bulging disk in his back, undergoing surgery for that as well. Dickerson performed well in 84 games in 2016, batting .257/.333/.455 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI across 285 plate appearances.
Dickerson was hoping to earn a spot in the Padres’ crowded outfield, but will now concede that opportunity and hope to turn things around next year.