Diamondbacks shutting down Daniel Hudson

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According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, the Diamondbacks have decided to shut down right-hander Daniel Hudson for the rest of the season. The good news is that it’s not injury-related for once.

Hudson, who is coming off two Tommy John surgeries, made it back to the majors this month for the first time since June 26, 2012. He ended up allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings over three relief appearances, but the Diamondbacks are content with what they have seen and understandably don’t want to push him any further.

Here’s hoping Hudson has a normal offseason and picks up where he left off before all of these injuries put his career in doubt. If there’s any positive to take away, he doesn’t turn 28 until next March.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.