As of Thursday afternoon, three teams were interested in Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson, and the club was reportedly confident it would be able to complete a deal in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline.
Hudson pitched to a 3.86 ERA last season, but has struggled this year, pitching to a 6.81 ERA and 4.76 FIP over 37.0 innings. He has also had difficulty with men on base and is eligible to become a free agent this winter.
Arizona General Manager Dave Stewart told AZ Central Sports’ Nick Piecoro he thought he was close to making a deal before it fell through. MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert notes Stewart’s comments were with regard to a potential Hudson trade.
The Diamondbacks could still move Hudson, but since he’s struggle this season, a deal seems unlikely.
More from around the National League West:
- The Eduardo Nunez trade seems a bit curious on its surface, and while he will likely contribute, the Giants are still in need of starting pitching depth.
- Cincinnati is expected to move Jay Bruce before the deadline, and the Dodgers appear to be in play.
- If the Rockies want to have Carlos Gonzalez play first base, he seems to be open to the idea.
- San Diego traded Matt Kemp to Atlanta on Saturday, which means Derek Norris will likely be the next Padre moved.
- Arizona designated Josh Collmenter for assignment, likely ending his career with the Diamondbacks.