At one time Daniel Hudson was a big part of the Diamondbacks future. Monday he signed a two-year contract with Pittsburgh worth 11-million dollars. Hudson, a class act in his time in Arizona, took to Twitter earlier Monday to explain his move to the Pirates.
— Daniel Hudson (@DHuddy41) December 19, 2016
Hudson won 16 games in 2011 and was one of the most promising pitchers in the Diamondbacks organization. He would go through two Tommy John surgeries in a span of 12 months in 2012 and 2013. The organization brought Hudson back as primarily a relief pitcher. The 28-year-old right hander will have a chance at competing within the Pirates bullpen crew for the closers job.