The Arizona Diamondbacks received a big boost on Sunday afternoon as Daniel Hudson was activated from the disabled list. While he struggled a bit against the Brewers in his first start in nearly a month, Hudson has the ability to be a difference maker in the rotation. It is now just a matter of getting his strength and stamina back to the levels they were at before the shoulder injury.
Konrad Schmidt was sent down to Triple-A to open up a spot on the 25-man roster.
Here is the official release from the club.
"PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Konrad Schmidt to Triple-A Reno, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.
Hudson, 25, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement on April 21 (retro to April 19). He made 1 rehab start for the Aces on May 21 vs. New Orleans, allowing 2 earned runs in 5.0 innings.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (12 ER in 18.0 IP) in 3 starts with the D-backs this season.
Schmidt, 27, went 0-for-4 with his first career RBI last night vs. Brewers. He was hitting .274 (32-for-117) with 8 doubles, 3 homers and 14 RBI in 31 games for the Aces in 2012 before his recall on May 22."
The D-backs sit at 22-26 now on the season, but this is a team capable of really turning their season around now that they're getting healthy. The NL West is among the worst divisions in baseball and there will be plenty of opportunities to move up in the standings. This was a team that really made their move in July and August of 2011; we're not even to June yet.
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