John Hudek, a former all-star closer with the Houston Astros, was acquired by the Mets on December 22, 1997 in exchange for outfielder Carl Everett. Hudek joined the Mets bullpen in 1998, pitching mainly in middle relief and compiled a 1-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 28 appearances before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds on July 3 in exchange for Lenny Harris.
Hudek’s only victory came on June 23rd against the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched 1.1 innings in relief allowing zero runs while yielding two hits.
While with the Mets Hudek wore number 43.
John Hudek also played for the following teams:
Houston Astros – 1994-1997
Cincinnati Reds – 1998,1999
Toronto Blue Jays – 1999
Atlanta Braves – 1999