Sources: Dodgers to keep Hudson in fold for '23

by Daryn Albert - The Dodgers are picking up right-hander Daniel Hudson's $6.5 million option for the 2023 season, sources told ESPN.

Los Angeles Dodgers exercising team option on Daniel Hudson for 2023 season, sources say 6:23 PM ET ESPN The Los Angeles Dodgers are picking up right-hander Daniel Hudson 's $6.5 million option for the 2023 season, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Thursday. The 35-year-old Hudson suffered a season-ending torn left ACL in June when his knee buckled while reacting to a ground ball. The team's top setup reliever had five saves and a 2.22 ERA at the time of the injury, and his goal is to be ready for the start of spring training. The Dodgers also will get a club option for 2024, likely worth around $6.5 million, sources told ESPN. Hudson had signed a one-year, $7 million contract with a team option last offseason. He has spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors with seven teams, including the Dodgers. He spent parts of seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks , starting 33 games with 16 victories in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery and transitioning to a bullpen career in the ensuing years.