Dodgers Roster: Bryan Hudson Designated For Assignment

Bryan Hudson was designated for assignment Wednesday in order to make room on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 40-man roster for Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

The Dodgers made their signing of Yamamoto official, as he joined the team on a record-setting 12-year contract worth $325 million. Yamamoto’s contract with the Dodgers is the longest for a pitcher in MLB history and also the richest ever.

The biggest contract for a pitcher in MLB history previously belonged to Gerrit Cole, who received a nine-year, $324 million deal from the New York Yankees in December 2019.

With the Dodgers facing somewhat of a roster crunch, Hudson appeared to be a likely DFA candidate once Yamamoto agreed to terms earlier this month.

Hudson appeared in six games for the Dodgers this past season, pitching to a 7.27 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over the limited opportunities. The left-hander fared much better with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he finished 5-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 46 games (eight starts).

Hudson spent four different stints up with the Dodgers this year. With Hudson getting designated for assignment and placed on waivers, the Dodgers currently have just three left-handed relief pitchers on their 40-man roster in Caleb Ferguson, Ryan Yarbrough and Alex Vesia.

Bryan Hudson among Dodgers rookies to debut in 2023

In addition to Hudson, Dodgers who made their MLB debut during the 2023 season were Michael Busch, Gavin Stone, Bobby Miller, Jonny DeLuca, Nick Robertson and Kyle Hurt.

Of that group, only Busch, Stone, Miller and Hurt remain part of the Dodgers organization. Hudson conceivably could remain with the Dodgers as well if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Hudson originally joined the Dodgers in December 2022, when he was signed to a Minor League contract.

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