Tim Hudson on track for Opening Day, calls ankle surgery a “non-issue”

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As of mid-February reports had Tim Hudson behind schedule in his recovery from offseason ankle surgery, but the Giants right-hander took the mound for his spring training debut Wednesday and afterward “expressed confidence” in being ready for Opening Day.

Hudson threw a scoreless inning against the Brewers and then told Chris Haft of MLB.com that his ankle is a “non-issue.”

Hudson, who turns 40 in July, has indicated that 2015 will be his 17th and final season. Last year he logged 189 innings for the Giants, posting a 3.57 ERA and 120/34 K/BB ratio, but struggled in the playoffs.