D-backs' Hudson 'feels great' after three-inning outing

D-backs' Hudson 'feels great' after three-inning outing

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Daniel Hudson threw three innings Monday afternoon against the Dodgers and remains in the hunt for a spot in the D-backs' rotation.

In his previous three outings this spring, Hudson had managed to go two innings, and if he has hopes of being a starter, he will need to continue to increase his workload each time out.

"It felt good to get out there for the top of the third and everything is feeling great, arm-wise," Hudson said.

The D-backs will see how Hudson bounces back from this start to determine how many innings he will go next time out.

"That second outing, it didn't quite bounce back the way I wanted it to," Hudson said. "So that's why we kept it at two innings for that third outing. But in between that one and this one, and then right now, it feels great."

Hudson missed most of 2012, all of 2013 and almost the entire 2014 season after undergoing a pair of Tommy John surgeries.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.