Blue Jays: Twins reportedly “interested” in Daniel Hudson

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TORONTO, ON - JULY 03: Pitcher Daniel Hudson #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays has 'Skaggsy' written on his hat in memory of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died 2 days ago, in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 03: Pitcher Daniel Hudson #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays has 'Skaggsy' written on his hat in memory of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died 2 days ago, in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins are interested in Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Minnesota Twins are “interested in Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson“. Previously, Morosi reported that Hudson had attracted the eyes of the Boston Red Sox front office.

Hudson, 32, has been quite solid so far this season for the Blue Jays, pitching to an ERA of 2.80 in 45.0 frames spread across 42 outings.

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With 44 strikeouts and just 21 walks, the native of Lynchburg, Virginia boasts a WHIP of 1.244 and has saved two games in addition to picking up five wins to two losses.

A product of Old Dominion University, Hudson previously logged time with the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, spending parts of six seasons with Arizona.

After being released from his minor-league contract by the Los Angeles Angels on March 22, he signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jays on March 25.

Currently, Hudson ranks sixth among American League relievers in wins, 35th in games played, 21st in innings pitched, and 30th in save opportunities. Having been worth 1.1WAR, according to Baseball Reference, Hudson is seventh on the Blue Jays in that category.

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Hudson, along with fellow relievers David Phelps and Ken Giles, could be traded before the July 31 trade deadline. While it remains to be seen what uniform he will be donning after that day, there surely remains legitimate interest in him around the league. More to come.

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