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Rotowire: Sep 30 / 9:52p ET
News: Hudson locked down his fourth save of the year Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out one over a scoreless inning in a 3-1 win over the Rockies.
Impact: With regular closer Brad Ziegler away from the team following the birth of his daughter, Hudson was first in line for a save opportunity Wednesday. Hudson's fantasy value remains difficult to project; the hard throwing right-hander has been effective out of the bullpen after returning from Tommy John surgery, but has stated a desire to return to starting in 2016. While he certainly has the stuff to hold down a late-inning role, he may make a bid for a rotation spot in spring training next season.
Rotowire: Sep 9 / 8:07a ET
News: Hudson would like to return to a starting role in 2016, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Impact: Hudson has made a nice return from his second Tommy John surgery, tossing 58.1 innings with a 4.01 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and a 58:22 K:BB ratio. There is not a lot of precedent for a pitcher with his injury history going back to starting after relieving for a year, but Hudson notes that he would pursue it only if it's best for the team. Hudson is three years removed from his last season as a regular starter and four years from a 222-inning season in which he posted a 3.49 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 33 starts.
Rotowire: Sep 2 / 9:10a ET
News: Hudson (finger) returned to the mound for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, working the ninth inning and giving up one run en route to recording his third save of the season.
Impact: Hudson had gone unused over the Diamondbacks' previous four games while dealing with a cut on his pitching hand, but after receiving the time off, manager Chip Hale went right back to him in a save situation. The right-hander typically serves as the setup man to Brad Ziegler, who was presumably unavailable for the save chance after being touched up for seven runs over 2.1 innings the previous two days. Those recent blowups aside, Ziegler appears to be locked in as Arizona's primary closer, so don't expect much dramatic change in Hudson's role down the stretch.