Tim Hudson (back surgery) will visit the doctor Tuesday and hopes to be cleared at that time to start throwing from the mound at full effort.
He’ll throw a “light” bullpen on Sunday. The Braves have given Hudson a projected return around late April or early May, and Hudson thinks that’s about right. “I think [May 1] at the latest,” Hudson said. “It?d be hard to say [if he can return earlier] because I?ve got to build up to that. I could be back in April but it might be a four- or five-inning thing.”