Daniel Hudson has a setback

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Diamondbacks’ starter Daniel Hudson had his first legitimate rehab start last night in his march back from Tommy John surgery. It didn’t end like he hoped it would:

 

Tommy John rehab has become so routine these days that setbacks like this make one take notice. It’s obviously too early to know if it’s going to be problematic long term, but Hudson will surely be joining the Dbacks later than expected.

Phillies place Jay Bruce on the IL, recall Nick Williams

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The Phillies have placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He sustained the injury during a plate appearance in the third inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers. The team expects Bruce to miss at least three weeks.

With Bruce gone so too goes his power — he has 24 homers on the year — and they will try to replace some of it with Nick Williams. Williams has struggled at the big league level but is hitting .345/.403/.628 with six home runs in 28 games at Triple-A this year.