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September 1, 2009

Dan Hudson coming up

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ September 1, 2009 11:43 pm
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FutureSox is hearing that Dan Hudson was pulled from his start due to an impeding promotion to Chicago, still waiting for confirmation.

BTW, Carlos Torres gets the start on Thursday.

UPDATE: The Newport News, VA Daily Press says so too:

The 22-year-old pitcher, who starred at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and at Old Dominion University, came back as a member of the Charlotte Knights and pitched three shutout innings against the Norfolk Tides. After the third inning, pitching coach Richard Dotson pulled Hudson out of the game and told him he was being called up to the majors by the Chicago White Sox. “It couldn’t have happened in a better place,” Hudson said between games of a doubleheader. “To get the news here, at this park with all of my friends and family here, it’s crazy to think about.” Hudson said the news caught him by surprise, since he was not among several Charlotte players promoted the day before as major-league rosters expand for September.


Hudson, a fifth round pick in the 2008 draft out of Old Dominion has compiled a 14-5 record in 26 starts this year with a 2.32 ERA and 0.943 WHIP. He has achieved this level of success with a great strikeout rate (10.14 K/9) and walk rate (2.08 BB/9), pitching off of his low to mid 90’s fastball, biting slider, change-up and occasional curve, all of which he throws from a modified 3/4 arm slot. Hudson’s declining ground ball rate could be viewed as a possible cause for concern, but he should be able to supplant the fly balls somewhat with his strikeout rate. …


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