In a recent transaction, the Milwaukee Brewers strengthened their pitching roster by acquiring left-handed pitcher Bryan Hudson from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The trade involved sending Justin Chambers, another left-handed pitcher, to the Dodgers. Additionally, as part of the deal, the Dodgers will receive either a cash consideration or a player to be named later.
Bryan Hudson, 26 years old, had a mixed performance with the Dodgers in the previous season, posting a 7.27 ERA in six appearances. Despite not securing a win, Hudson demonstrated his ability with seven strikeouts and four walks in 8 2/3 innings. However, the Dodgers designated Hudson for assignment last week, a move aimed at creating space on their roster for Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a Japanese right-hander who recently inked a substantial $325 million, 12-year contract with the team.
Most of Hudson’s contributions in the 2023 season were in the minors, particularly with the Dodgers’ Triple-A Oklahoma City affiliate. During his time in the minors, Hudson showcased a commendable record with a 6-2 win-loss ratio and an impressive 2.43 ERA. Across 46 appearances, which included both relief appearances and starts, he accumulated 86 strikeouts and 26 walks over 55 2/3 innings. The towering 6-foot-8 pitcher displayed versatility with eight starts during his tenure with the Oklahoma City team.
In return for Hudson, the Dodgers acquired Justin Chambers, an 18-year-old left-handed pitcher chosen by the Brewers in the 20th round of last year’s amateur draft. This move suggests the Dodgers are not only making strategic adjustments at the major league level but also investing in young talent for the future. The trade exemplifies the dynamic nature of baseball, where teams constantly evaluate and reconfigure their rosters to stay competitive and address evolving needs.