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Dan Hudson ('08) Will Start For White Sox On Sunday

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Release: July 10, 2010
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July 10, 2010

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen announced on Saturday that top prospect Daniel Hudson from Old Dominion University ('08) will start on Sunday against Kansas City.

The move was tipped off when Hudson was pulled from Sunday's Futures All-Star Game, shortly after starter Jake Peavy went down with his shoulder injury.

"Hudson is going to be the guy," Guillen said. "We're going to make the decision [on who to send out] depending on who we use and how many people we use. We'll make the decision for [Sunday] who will stay in the bullpen. I hope we won't have to use a starting pitcher out of the bullpen. We'll let you guys know [Saturday] or maybe later on who is the guy out [on the roster]."

Hudson is 11-4 with the White Sox AAA affiliate Charlotte Knights. He has a 3.47 earned run average with 108 strikeouts in 93.1 innings of work. Opponent hitters are only batting .228 against the two-time All-CAA pitcher.

The 2006 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American led Princes Anne High school to the 2005 Virginia AAA State Championship.

Last year, Hudson made six appearances and two starts for Chicago with a 1-1 record and a 3.38 ERA.

Hudson was MLB.com Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year last year as he was 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA.

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