The St. Louis Cardinals have announced RHP Dakota Hudson is expected to make a rehab start with Springfield on Tuesday, September 7 at Hammons Field.
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This will be the second rehab appearance in Springfield for the 26-year-old Hudson, who threw 2.2 shutout innings for the Cardinals on September 2 at Tulsa, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out three Drillers. Hudson previously tossed two shutout rehab innings for Low-A Palm Beach on August 28, allowing two hits and striking out one without issuing a walk.
Hudson last pitched for St. Louis during the 2020 season, going 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA over eight starts, striking out 31 in 39.0 innings.
In 2017, Hudson put together one of the best seasons in Springfield Cardinals history. Starting 18 games, the Tennessee native when 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA over 114.0 innings, striking out 77 on his way to being named Texas League Pitcher of the Year and a Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star.