Blue Jays: Red Sox reportedly interested in Daniel Hudson

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 27: Daniel Hudson #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 27: Daniel Hudson #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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The Boston Red Sox have monitored Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson over the last week, a recent report indicates.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Boston Red Sox are “among the teams to evaluate Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson“. Morosi also adds that Hudson is “drawing trade interest from multiple teams.”

Hudson, 32, has appeared in 40 games for the Blue Jays this season, boasting an ERA of 2.72 in 43.0 innings, adding two saves to go along with 42 strikeouts and 21 walks.

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Since the beginning of the month of June, the native of Lynchburg, Virginia has allowed just two earned runs in 17.0 frames, holding opposing hitters to a .203/.300/.271 slash line and throwing 63% of his pitches for strikes.

A veteran arm with years of experience, Hudson ranks 85th among active pitchers in games played, and 103rd in games finished. He also carries a career ERA of 3.91 in 662.2 innings.

The Red Sox are, unsurprisingly, one of the teams to be interested in Hudson, who is earning a measly $1.5 million this season.

With a bullpen that sits 18th in the league in ERA (4.54), fourth in blown saves (18), 17th in WHIP (1.39), and fifth in walks (176), the Red Sox have struggled with their relievers nearly all season.

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While Hudson might not be the entire solution to some of their late-game woes, the Red Sox could certainly use some reinforcements at the back end of their bullpen, especially one who has pitched as well of late as Hudson. More to come.

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