Dodgers activate Daniel Hudson

June 30th, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson from the 60-day injured list and optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Robertson. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-handed pitcher Ricky Venasco for assignment.

Hudson, 35, returns to the Dodgers for the first time since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament on June 24, 2022 against the Atlanta Braves. He made eight rehab appearance (six starts) between the AZL Dodgers and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/8.1 IP) and 13 strikeouts. In his last three games at the Triple-A level, he has struck out five batters, allowing one hit in 3.0 innings of work. He last pitched at the Major League level in 2022, appearing in 25 games, posting a 2-3 record with a 2.22 ERA (6 ER/24.1 IP) and 30 strikeouts. In 14 Major League seasons with Chicago (2009-10), Arizona (2010-16), Pittsburgh (2017), Los Angeles (2017, 2022), Toronto (2019), Washington (2019-21), San Diego (2021) and Los Angeles (2022), he is a combined 59-43 with a 3.81 ERA (334 ER/789.1 IP) and 749 strikeouts.

Robertson, 24, appeared in six games in his first stint with the Dodgers, allowing six runs in 7.2 innings. With Oklahoma City, he was 2-0 record with a 2.13 ERA (6 ER/25.1 IP) and 37 strikeouts. He is in his fourth minor league season with the Dodgers, and he is a combined 5-7 with a 3.50 ERA (65 ER/167.1 IP) and 210 strikeouts in 132 games. He was originally a seventh-round selection in the 2019 First Year Player Draft out of James Madison University.