(SportsData) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Daniel Hudson on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Hudson, 3-2 with a 7.35 ERA this season, left Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves after giving up seven hits and five earned runs in 1.2 innings with what was initially termed as “right forearm tightness”.
An MRI on Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz., showed the UCL tear, meaning Tommy John surgery is a possibility, according to the Arizona Republic. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told KTAR-TV in Phoenix that Hudson has a “100 percent tear” of the UCL. The Republic reported that Hudson’s agent, Andrew Lowenthal, said that the hurler will seek a second opinion, with Dr. James Andrews likely to deliver that diagnosis.
Hudson, Arizona’s No. 2 starter coming into the season, has posted a 7.35 ERA — nearly twice his 2011 ERA of 3.49 — with a 3-2 record in 2012. Josh Collmenter, who has made five starts this year, will take Hudson’s place in the Diamondbacks’ rotation.
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