Los Angeles Dodgers Projected Closer To Begin Season On Injured List

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson has been dealing with a knee injury since last year.

Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and facing live hitters a few times, his knee has been slower to recover than expected.

As a result, Hudson has announced that he will not participate in any Cactus League games this spring and will not be ready to start the upcoming baseball season.

Hudson has expressed that he does not want to take up a spot on the team if he needs a few days between outings, which will be a factor in his rehabilitation schedule.

The Dodgers are working to establish a new rehabilitation routine for Hudson, and it is likely that he will not be able to play until at least mid-April.

The absence of Hudson will be a significant loss for the Dodgers, who may use a committee approach to fill the closer role until Hudson is ready to return.

The team is considering Brusdar Graterol and Evan Phillips as potential candidates for the position. Photo Credit:  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports