CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reports that Giants starter Tim Hudson is leaning towards retirement following the 2015 season. Hudson said, “I’m definitely leaning that way, for sure.”
Hudson, who will turn 40 this summer, had another productive season for the Giants, finishing with a 3.57 ERA and a 120/34 K/BB ratio in 189 1/3 innings. The Giants won three of the four post-season games in which he started en route to their third championship in five years.
Hudson had bone chips removed from his ankle in January and is believed to be two to three weeks behind schedule with spring training on the horizon.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.