The Arizona Diamondbacks suffered a tough blow on Tuesday night, losing young righty Daniel Hudson to an elbow injury. Hudson was just a few starts removed from a shoulder impingement, and he admitted after the game that his elbow had been bugging him for quite some time. This came as news to manager Kirk Gibson, who was clearly worried about Hudson's health moving forward.
The D-backs will have Hudson undergo an MRI on Wednesday, and the team will evaluate the situation once the results are in. Here's a bit of both comforting and concerning news for Arizona.
Hudson said there was no "pop" in his elbow. Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy felt no pop earlier this month. He had Tommy John last week.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) June 27, 2012
It's important not to jump to conclusions, but the situation really does seem ugly if you're a D-backs fan. A shoulder injury is tough for any pitcher to overcome, but now an elbow issue in addition to the shoulder problems will be daunting for Hudson to overcome.
As for Arizona's rotation plans moving forward, Patrick Corbin was scratched from his start in Triple-A Reno tonight. He has pitched well in recent weeks. The club could also send Josh Collmenter back to the rotation after pitching lights-out in the bullpen.
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