Hudson set to go on Thursday
Tim Hudson tested his groin with a side session and some defensive drills on Monday night and came away confident that he’ll be able to make his scheduled rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday night.
“It felt pretty good,” Hudson said. “I’m confident I can get my five innings in on Thursday with no problem.” <p>
Hudson is scheduled to pitch five innings during his next two rehab starts and then will likely make two more six-inning appearances before returning to the Majors after the rosters are expanded in September.
While there’s a chance the Braves would choose to use Hudson as a reliever, they’ll continue to stretch him out with the mindset that he’ll fit somewhere in a rotation that currently is filled with five healthy and effective pitchers.
Monday marked the first time that Hudson had thrown off a mound since straining his groin before his scheduled rehab start on July 31.
“Arm-wise and throwing- wise I think I’m pretty close,” Hudson said. “I just need to get used to getting used to pitching at game speed again.” <p>