- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/9/1987 (32)
- Old Dominion
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson was placed on the postseason paternity list on Friday. As a result, Wander Suero will be on the team's roster to start the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals. Hudson could miss anywhere from one to three games in this series. The right-hander had been serving as the Nats closer of late, so this could have a profound effect on the late innings early in the series. The most likely direction Washington goes in is to use left-hander Sean Doolittle for any save chances in the ninth inning while Hudson is away. The Nationals bullpen was one of the most shaky in the National League all season, though, so this is bad news.
It wasnt a stress-free ninth-inning, as the game ended with the bases loaded and Corey Seager whiffing at a ball out of the strike zone. Hudson gave up a double to Justin Turner to open the inning, before striking out A.J. Pollock and getting Cody Bellinger to pop out. Max Muncy was then intentionally walked, before Hudson lost control of his fastball and walked Will Smith as well. He bounced back and got Seager to strike out swinging to end the game. The series heads back to Washington tied 1-1.
The Toronto Blue Jays traded relieverDaniel Hudson to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. Sean Doolittle is entrenched as Washington's closer, so Hudson doesn't gain any fantasy value from the move, and in fact loses any that he might have had as a Ken Giles handcuff. The return from Washington is not yet known, but it almost certainly won't be a fantasy-relevant or MLB asset.