Dakota Hudson undergoes MRI on elbow


Cardinals right-hander Dakota hudson On Thursday, he left the team game with elbow tightness. He will undergo an MRI on Friday, Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

Hudson departed after throwing just two innings in another loss to the Cardinals, who are 22-24 and are fighting for a wild-card spot. Hudson has been an asset to the team, evidenced by his 2.77 ERA in 39 innings. This is the third straight year in which he has defined a fielding-independent number to post better run prevention figures taken out by a 3.20 ERA and 4.72 FIP, a record 239 innings since he debuted in 2018. Hudson’s strike and walk rates (7.0 K /) 4.41 BB / 9 against /) has not been good, but has offset them somewhat with a 57.4 groundball percentage.

At the very least, the Cardinals appear to be a legitimate MLB starter at Hudson, so the hope is that his elbow issue will not prevent him from pitching for the rest of this year or could cause a time lapse in 2021. All the rotation help they can get with Hudson then Jack fleherty And Kwang Hyun Kim The only members of his staff were then likely to debut for the club. They could also get Miles Mikols Back from surgery on a right flexor tendon, however, while it is to be seen whether Adam Wainwright Will continue his career in 2021.