Found May 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson threw from a mound for the first time in 19 days on Tuesday, and he called it "a huge positive." Hudson, who has been on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement retroactive to April 19, threw 30 pitches in the bullpen at Chase Field as the next step toward returning to the D-backs' starting rotation, perhaps by the end of the month. Hudson is on the disabled list for the first time in his career, and the session helped alleviate some concerns. "The biggest step when you are dealing with something like this is the first time you throw and the first time you get off the mound," Hudson said. "You have some bad thoughts going through your mind. 'What happens if this happens?' For the arm to feel as good as it did today is a huge positive. It's one more step closer." Hudson, 16-12 with a 3.49 ERA in his first full season in a rotation in 2011, said he first felt shoulder ti...

D-backs' Hudson takes another step forward

PHOENIX Daniel Hudson did more than throw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday. He threw off some nagging doubts. Hudson pitched from a mound for the first time in 19 days at Chase Field in early afternoon, and the results were encouraging, helping to allay the natural questions and fears confronted by any pitcher with an arm injury. "The biggest step where you are dealing...

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Diamondbacks’ contract talk with Montero could re-open soon

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