Virginia Beach’s Daniel Hudson, former ODU standout, returning to Washington Nationals

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 06, 2020

Daniel Hudson #44 of the Washington Nationals celebrates. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – The man who ended the 2019 World Series has not ended his tenure in Washington, DC.

Daniel Hudson, the Princess Anne High School alumnus who starred at Old Dominion University, has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the World Champion Washington Nationals. The story was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan and a source close to Hudson confirmed the signing to News 3 Sports Director Adam Winkler.

Pitching for his sixth team in four seasons, Hudson, who turns 33 years-old in March, appeared in 24 regular season games for the Nats last season after being traded to Washington from Toronto July 31st. Of his 24 appearances, 14 times he finished a game – including six saves.

Daniel Hudson #44 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In the 2019 postseason, Hudson appeared in nine games – finishing six. He saved four games, including two in the 2019 National League Championship Series.

He was a fifth round selection by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 MLB Draft.

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