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.