Apparently, secrets can be kept because everyone seems to be surprised that Tim Hudson underwent surgery today for a herniated disk. The injury has bothered Hudson for they past couple of seasons, but the 36 year old pitcher had hoped to avoid going under the knife. The Braves are confident that Hudson will be ready by Spring Training. Even if he is not, the depth of the pitching staff should be able to withstand a delayed start by Hudson.
“Based on today’s procedure, we are happy that this will help alleviate some of the discomfort that Tim felt,” said Braves general manager Frank Wren. “The prognosis is positive for him to be ready for Spring Training and to be able to pitch during the Spring Training schedule.”