Tim Hudson becomes the 15th pitcher to beat all 30 major league teams

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Tim Hudson started and earned a victory against the Athletics on Sunday afternoon, becoming the 15th pitcher to earn a W against all 30 teams, as MLB’s Stat of the Day Twitter account notes. Hudson allowed three runs on seven hits with no walks and one strikeout in five innings.

Hudson was drafted in the sixth round of the 1997 draft by the Athletics and pitched for them through 2004 after which he was traded to the Braves. He signed with the Giants as a free agent in November 2013.

Hudson had faced the Athletics on two previous occasions but didn’t earn the victory either time. He allowed five runs in five innings against them with the Braves on May 17, 2008 and allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings against them with the Giants on July 10 last season.

The 40-year-old right-hander has a 4.80 ERA on the year with a 1.41 WHIP and a 53/26 K/BB ratio in 101 1/3 innings.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.