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Braves' Hudson Optimistic For May 1 Return "At Latest"

Braves' Hudson Optimistic For May 1 Return "At Latest"

Braves' Hudson Optimistic For May 1 Return "At Latest"

"Tim Hudson has his next doctor's appointment Tuesday, after which the veteran Braves pitcher hopes he's cleared to start throwing from the mound at full effort.

He's 3-1/2 months into recovery from Nov. 28 lumbar spine-fusion surgery, and the 36-year-old is upbeat and optimistic about joining the starting rotation by May 1, an unofficial targeted return date.

"I think [May 1] at the latest," Hudson said. "It'd be hard to say [if he can return earlier] because I've got to build up to that. I could be back in April but it might be a four- or five-inning thing. April is my month of spring training games — unless I'm able to pitch sooner here [in camp] than we thought."

He was scheduled to throw a "light" bullpen on Sunday."

 

 

By Truth and rumors
Monday, 12 Mar 2012

 
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  • VeronicaNyche said: Being optimistic is a state of mind. If you have that, then that would be great. - Kris Krohn 11:08PM 04/18/14
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