Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson back on DL after rehab start injury

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson confers with catcher Miguel Montero in a 2011...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Daniel Hudson confers with catcher Miguel Montero in a 2011 regular season game. (REUTERS/Dave Kaup)

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If Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson comes back from this, he should get some sort of award for perseverance.

The right-hander, making his first rehab start Tuesday for double-A Mobile after having Tommy John elbow surgery, re-tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, the team announced Friday.

Hudson, who hadn't pitched since late June 2012, is facing the possibility of having a second Tommy John surgery done on the elbow. The team says it will "explore all medical options" before forcing Hudson to go under the knife again.

The Diamondbacks were hoping to get Hudson back for the second half of the season. In 58 career starts between the Chicago White Sox and Arizona, he is 28-17 with a 3.68 earned-run average.


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