According to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel, Royals right-hander Luke Hudson has decided to retire from baseball.
Hudson, 31, missed the majority of 2007 and all of 2008 after undergoing shoulder surgery. His rehab did not go as planned. "It just feels like a sharp knife in there, and twisting when I throw," he said. "It's just physically impossible."
Hudson pitched in 58 total games for the Reds and Royals. He'll finish with a 17-18 record and a 5.11 career ERA.