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Daniel Hudson thanks Diamondbacks for past six seasons

Pitcher Daniel Hudson was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in July 2010. From there, he went on to have a six-year tenure full of highs and lows.

Hudson showed great potential during his first full season in Arizona, in 2011. He went 16-12 in 33 starts with a 3.49 ERA and 169 strikeouts. In 2012, his luck turned. He tore his UCL and was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Hudson re-tore the ligament in 2013 while trying to come back, delaying his return to the majors until late 2014.

In his final two seasons as a D-back, Hudson showed flashes of his rookie self (3.86 ERA, 71 strikeouts in 2015), but he didn't have a strong showing in 2016 (5.22 ERA in 70 relief appearances).

Hudson became a free agent following the 2016 season and will pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. The 29-year-old might not have ended his time in Arizona the way he'd hoped, but showed no signs of animosity toward his former club:

Likewise, the D-backs expressed their gratitude for Hudson's time in Arizona.

The Pirates signed Hudson to a two-year, $11 million deal.

-- Meaghan Latella