Braves' Hudson claims NL Player of the Week honor

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has been selected as the National League's Player of the Week for the period ending May 5.

Hudson went 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA last week. He recorded his 200th and 201st career wins to become just the 110th pitcher in MLB history to reach the 200- win threshold.

The right-hander is one of three active pitchers who are part of the 200-win club, joining New York Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte (248) and Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay (201).

Others considered for the award were Colorado rookie Nolan Arenado; Milwaukee's Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez; Pittsburgh's Starling Marte; St. Louis' Yadier Molina and Jaime Garcia; Miami's Marcell Ozuna; San Francisco's Marco Scutaro and Sergio Romo; Cincinnati's Joey Votto and Mat Latos; Washington's Rafael Soriano; and San Diego's Edinson Volquez.