Nationals News: Washington Gets Bad News on Daniel Hudson's Injury Update
While it's too soon to say that the Washington Nationals' season is over, things aren't looking that great. At 25-34, they sit at the bottom of the NL East and 8.0 games behind the first-place New York Mets. Now, the Nationals have to deal with another injury, this time surrounding righty reliever Daniel Hudson.
The 34-year-old reliever last appeared in a game on June 9 but has since been held out with an injury. For fans hoping for good news, the Nationals received the opposite after Hudson's MRI on Friday. The results came back indicating that he has right elbow inflammation and has since been put on the 10-day injured list.
Washington Nationals Injury Update
There is both good and bad news when it comes to the injury update. The good news is that Hudson's injured list placement is retroactive to June 10, so he could be back in just over a week. The bad news is that he has a history of elbow injuries, so it's understandable if fans are more worried than usual.
Hopefully, some time on the injured list helps Hudson rest and get back to full form. As of May 26, he had a 1.00 ERA on the season, however, he's seen it rise to 2.59 following his five appearances since then. During that span, Hudson has given up 5 earned runs in just 6.1 innings pitched (7.11 ERA). Perhaps his elbow has been bothering him since his numbers started rising, which means some time off could do Hudson some wonders.
As long as the Nationals are playing as they have been, they'll continue being longshots to win a championship this season. They are currently tied for the 19th-best World Series odds at +7000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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