When Tim Hudson entered the clubhouse Sunday morning, Braves backup catcher David Ross applauded, smiled and said, "He's alive!"

Hudson was alive and well, but looked as if he hadn't slept. For good reason.

The Braves pitcher left Friday's win against Washington in the sixth inning after cramping from dehydration. He was taken to a local hospital and received five bags of fluids intraveneously.

Hudson didn't return to the team hotel until after 3 a.m.

"It was pretty exhausting," he said, then smiled. "Five bags of fluid. I [peed] all night. I didn't sleep, all I've been doing is [peeing]."