Hudson update — will join team in Seattle on Tuesday

UPDATE: Twins general manager Bill Smith sent out an email to the team’s beat writers on Monday afternoon saying that Hudson will join the team in Seattle on Tuesday after the CT scan on his surgically-repaired left wrist showed no new injuries, just an old fracture.

“He reported to the clubhouse this morning with some
increased movement in his wrist, and our doctors were able to get a CT
scan on
the wrist this afternoon at Abbott Northwestern Hospital,” Smith wrote in the email.

“The scan shows an old fracture, but nothing acute
(new).  Dr. Dan Buss also spoke with the surgeon who did Orlando’s
wrist surgery at the end of the 2008 season and compared results.

“Orlando will fly to Seattle tomorrow and we will
re-evaluate
his status on a daily basis and hope that he can return to the lineup in 2-3 days.”

SEATTLE – Twins second baseman Orlando Hudson did not travel with his team to Seattle after injuring his surgically-repaired left wrist in a collision with center fielder Denard Span during the final play of Sunday night’s contest against the Rangers, general manager Bill Smith confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Hudson had X-rays done on his left wrist on Sunday night but those were inconclusive, Smith said, and he underwent a CT scan on the wrist on Monday morning.

Smith said the team will have a further update on Hudson sometime on Monday.

“We were able to get the CT Scan done,” Smith said. “He stayed back and felt better today and we’ll move accordingly.”

Hudson, 32, dislocated his left wrist back in August of 2008 and underwent surgery to repair it.

The Twins will kick off a four-game series with the Mariners on Monday night and prior to this series, Hudson had missed just one game for the club this season. He is batting .305 with 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and RBIs in 49 games for the Twins. He’s been a solid fit for the club in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, posting a .377 on-base percentage and stealing four bases. Hudson has also paired with shortstop J.J. Hardy to give the club a solid middle infield presence, recording just two errors in 259 chances so far this season.

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