Diamondbacks Pitcher Daniel Hudson Has Torn UCL


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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — With the Arizona Diamondbacks trying to keep pace in the NL West division, they received some bad news as they learned that starting pitcher Daniel Hudson has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and could miss extended time.

Hudson left his start against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday and revealed that he actually had been experiencing elbow discomfort earlier in the season. Typically, a torn UCL results in Tommy John Surgery, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Hudson would see a second opinion. Despite the injury, Hudson doesn’t regret pitching in pain.

“Very rarely do guys go through a season and not feel some sorness or pain anywhere,” Hudson said, adding “…it’s hard to tell the difference between soreness and pain. Ask anyone in this game and they will tell you the same thing. Put me out there.”

Hudson burst onto the scene in 2011, going 16-12 with a 3.49 ERA, but 2012 has been a whole different story. In nine starts, Hudson went just 3-2 with a 7.35 ERA.

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