ATLANTA, GA - MAY 04: Tim Hudson #15 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field on May 4, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Injury: Braves Starter To Make Season Debut On Sunday

Tim Hudson is expected to make his 2012 season debut for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Tim Hudson Injury: Braves Starter To Make 2012 Debut Sunday

Tim Hudson will make his 2012 season debut for the Braves on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hudson had spinal fusion surgery during the offseason and began the year on the disabled list. Hudson was shooting for a late April or early May return and was right on schedule after four minor league rehab starts.

Hudson struggled in both of his starts for Single-A Rome but the goal at that stop was to simply build stamina. He was much sharper in two starts for Triple-A Gwinnett where he allowed one earned run in two starts.

Hudson's return to the rotation didn't quite go as expected. Most figured it would be Randall Delgado that would be sent down to make room for Hudson on the roster. However, Jair Jurrjens struggles led to a surprise demotion for the former All-Star.

For more on Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves head over to Talking Chop. For more Major League Baseball news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.

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Tim Hudson Injury: Braves Pitcher Strong In Final Rehab Start

Tim Hudson allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night at Gwinnett and is penciled in to make his 2012 season debut with the Braves on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"I feel like we're going pretty good from a team standpoint," Hudson said. "The chemistry is really good. We're playing some good baseball. Whatever I can do to come in and make some kind of positive impact, that's always what I'm looking to do."

Hudson will take the place of the struggling Jair Jurrjens who was sent down after struggling again on Monday against the Dodgers. The Braves called up reliever Cory Gearrin to replace Jurrjens in the short term but will likely send him back down over the weekend once Hudson is activated.

For more on Hudson's injury, visit our StoryStream here. Read more about the Braves at Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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Tim Hudson Injury: Braves Pitcher Will Make Start On Wednesday For Triple-A Gwinnett

The next stop on Tim Hudson's rehab assignment will be a Wednesday outing for Triple-A Gwinnett at Coolray Field. Hudson is expected to throw 85-90 pitches on Wednesday against Norfolk. After that outing he is scheduled to pitch six days later again for Gwinnett against Charlotte where he could throw as many as 100 pitches.

Regaining stamina is the primary goal for Hudson whose numbers aren't very impressive from his two starts at Class-A Rome. In those two outings he compiled an 0-2 record and a 7.71 ERA. If everything goes according to plan then Hudson could rejoin the Braves rotation as soon as April 29 or 30 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Randall Delgado will likely be the odd man out in the rotation once Hudson is ready to return if there are no other injuries to the starting rotation between now and then.

For more on Hudson's injury, visit our StoryStream here. Read more about the Braves at Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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Tim Hudson Injury Update: Braves Pitcher Trying To Get Back In Lineup

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson saw the impact that Chipper Jones made to the lineup when he returned from injury, so it's Hudson's hope that he can make a similar comeback.

During the offseason, Hudson underwent surgery for a herniated disk and since then has been making his recovery in the Braves minor league farm system. It was reported that Hudson would make his return to the Braves on May 1 after his minor league stint, but the veteran could be back even sooner.

With at least two more rehab outings, Hudson could return on April 27 against the Pirates at the earliest. Or if the Braves give him an extra day here or there, he could return later in that home stand against the Pirates or Phillies. - David O'Brien

Hudson is feeling better but his performance has been sort of up and down. He gave up nine hits and five runs in four innings Thursday night in Rome in his second rehab showing. However, he did throw 45 of his 62 pitches for strikes, with no walks, one strikeout and one wild pitch.

For more on Hudson's injury, visit our StoryStream here. Read more about the Braves at Talking Chop.

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Tim Hudson Shines In Spring Training Debut

Tim Hudson, who underwent back surgery last November, made his spring training debut on Monday and was sensational, throwing two innings of work and allowing just one hit.

Hudson threw 25 pitches in total, 16 of which were strikes, and the right hander was feeling good afterwards, "It felt normal. Honestly, I went out there and tried to pitch like I was in a real game. I was trying to make pitches and get some swings and misses. I wasn't really trying to finesse around anything. At this point, I need to see where I'm at. And so far, so good."

Hudson remains on track to make his regular season debut in late April or early May, and is expected to continue to add an inning of work in each of his upcoming starts.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was encouraged by his outing, "He mixed all his pitches. I'm sure he probably didn't think he was as sharp as he should have been, but I thought he was. For the first time in a while, and getting out there in front of a crowd, it was good. I was happy for him."

For more on the Braves, head on over to Talking Chop and make sure to go check out Baseball Nation for even more MLB coverage.

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Tim Hudson Injury Update: Hudson Looks To Join Braves Rotation By May 1

The Atlanta Braves will look to have their ace starting pitcher Tim Hudson back into the starting rotation sometime this year, but nailing down a specific time still seems to be a bit of an issue. Hudson is recovering from a lumbar spine-fusion surgery (sounds painful) that took place back in late November, and 3 1/2 months later the Columbus native is "optimistic" on joining the rotation by May 1.

"I think [May 1] at the latest," Hudson said. "It’d be hard to say [if he can return earlier] because I’ve got to build up to that. I could be back in April but it might be a four- or five-inning thing. April is my month of spring training games — unless I’m able to pitch sooner here [in camp] sooner than we thought."

The Braves are planning on starting Hudson in the minor leagues until he's fully ready to come up to the big league club. At 36, he's the longest tenured pitcher on the Braves staff and the unquestioned leader of the rotation.

For more information on the Atlanta Braves, check out Talking Chop. To read more on Major League Baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson Recovering From Surgery, Aiming For April Return

Hudson underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back during the offseason.

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Braves Offseason News: Tim Hudson Undergoes Surgery For Herniated Disk

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair a herniated disk in his back. While his recovery and progression will be closely monitored throughout the rest of the offseason, the team expects Hudson to be ready for the start of Spring Training.

From the official release out of Atlanta:

Atlanta Braves right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson underwent successful surgery today to repair a herniated disc in his back. The procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Wray at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The injury, which had been bothersome for Hudson over the last two seasons, became progressively worse during his off-season workouts.

Hudson missed a start in May because of a back issue and this would appear to be the reason why. Anyone who has ever dealt with a back issue can tell you the injury has a knack for lingering and not responding to treatment, and it is a minor miracle Hudson made it through the entire season without hitting the disabled list.

The Braves starting rotation continues to be dinged up and it may convince Frank Wren to hold onto his pitchers this offseason. With the uncertainty of Tommy Hanson's shoulder, Jair Jurrjens' knee and Hudson's back, Atlanta hasn't exactly had a clean bill of health in the last year.

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