Orlando Hudson To Man 2B For Padres In 2011

Baseball 17 Dec 2010

Expect the Padres to announce later today the signing of 2B Orlando Hudson to a multi year deal.

Hudson was just talking about his decision, and excitement to be joining the Padres. He mentioned in a radio interview this morning that he had been talking to 5 different teams for 2-3 deals, but has chosen to join the Padres.  Reports are surfacing that deal is for 2 years and $11.5M pending physical.

The 33 year old Hudson hit .268, with 6HR’s and 37 RBI in 126 games for the Twins last season.

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302 Comments

  1. Bob Scanlan
    December 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Offensively their numbers are very close for last season with Hudson having a little more pop. Can’t underestimate the presence of Eck in the clubhouse and ability to find a way to get things done in some clutch moments for the team. However, O-Dawg has good rep as a clubhouse guy and there is no question that this is a defensive upgrade especially with range. Only question is how many games can Hudson play at this point in his career? He has shown a tendency to get injured and fade in the second half. We’ll see how Buddy uses him and rests him during the season to get most out of him. All in all this is a good pickup and an upgrade especially on defensive side.


  2. SanDiegoRealEstate
    December 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I like the move. I really think this is an upgrade at 2B. As much as I love Eckstein I think this is a upgrade.


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