Although Tim Hudson is 38-years-old, you wouldn’t know it given his performances on the field. The aging veteran has thrown seven straight seasons with a sub 4.00 ERA and was coming off three consecutive seasons of at least sixteen wins or more.
Unfortunately for Hudson and the Braves, the Georgia native took a wrong step (literally) in a bizarre ankle injury when he stepped on the foot of New York Mets outfielder Eric Young. Hudson broke his ankle and his season was over in late July, though, the impending free agent to be might not have to look far in regards to his next contract as the Braves still have interest in re-signing Hudson.
Per David O’Brien:
#Braves Wren indicated interest in re-signing Tim Hudson
While there may be some mild concern as to how Hudson recovers from the injury (considering the importance of a healthy and structurally sound ankle to pitch) the veteran is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.