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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- On a day highlighted by the healthy return of Angel Pagan, another Giants veteran said he's also on the right track.
Tim Hudson will throw off a bullpen mound on Wednesday for the first time since having bone spurs removed from his right ankle in early January. Hudson has been a couple of weeks behind the other starting pitchers as he rehabs, but said he's on the right track and will be ready for Opening Day, barring a setback.
"We've done some really good things the first week," he said of his rehab schedule. "My arm feels really good. My ankle feels really good."
Hudson said he's maybe "a tad ahead" of the schedule that was set for him following the procedure, and he's far ahead of last year's pace.
In his first camp with the Giants, Hudson was recovering from a devastating fracture that ended his 2013 season. Despite being behind as he started his first year with the Giants, Hudson posted a 3.57 ERA and was so sharp in the first half that he was named to the All-Star team.
"I feel like I'm way ahead of the game from where I was last year at this time," he said.
Alex Pavlovic will appear on Yahoo SportsTalk Live tonight at 7:30 p.m. and 11 to discuss all things Giants at spring training.