Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Mar 02 '78
White Sox signed INF Orlando Hudson to a one-year contract.
We learned over the weekend that the White Sox were poised to sign Hudson, but the deal is finally official. The 34-year-old is expected to play third base with Brent Morel (back) sidelined and should also back up Gordon Beckham at second base. He was batting just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release from the Padres last week, so we aren't expecting much, but he's worth adding in AL-only leagues.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Mar 01 '78
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Orlando Hudson will play primarily at the hot corner.
Hudson agreed to a deal with the White Sox on Saturday and is expected to join up with the team Tuesday. "(Third base is) probably more of where he would play with Gordon (Beckham) being at second," Ventura told reporters. "He might be able to fill in there later, give (Beckham) a day off here or there." Brent Morel is headed to the disabled list with a bulging disk in his back.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Feb 28 '78
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Orlando Hudson could join the team on Tuesday.
Hudson still hasn't officially signed on with the Palehose, but Ventura has acknowledged the pending acquisition. O-Dog will back up Gordon Beckham at second base and could see some time at the hot corner if Brent Morel (back) requires a stint on the DL.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Feb 28 '78
Orlando Hudson is expected to serve as a backup infielder for the White Sox, according to MLB.com.
Hudson agreed to terms with the White Sox Saturday but hasn't yet finalized the agreement. The 34-year-old batted just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release from the Padres. Hudson has never played another position outside of second base, but he is expected to get time at third in addition to backing up Gordon Beckham.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Feb 27 '78
MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that Orlando Hudson is expected to sign with the White Sox.
Hudson was given his unconditional release from the Padres on Thursday, and should compete with Gordon Beckham for regular at-bats at second base in Chicago. Hudson batted just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release. If signed, the White Sox would likely be responsible for a prorated amount of his salary.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Feb 26 '78
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com anticipates the Giants taking a "hard look" at signing the recently released Orlando Hudson.
Baggarly was also told by Giants vice president Bobby Evans that the club has "put out feelers" for potential infielders available via trade. Hudson batted just .211/.260/.317 with one homer for the Padres this season before being released Thursday, and his defense isn't nearly as good as it used to be. But, the Giants just might be desperate enough to give him a shot.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Feb 04 '78
Orlando Hudson ripped a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.
It was his only hit in four at-bats, but Hudson now has an eight-game hitting streak going that's pushed his average from .097 to an even .200. Obviously, that's still nothing to write home about, but it could quiet the whispers that O-Dog might lose his second base job.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Jan 30 '78
Scott Miller of CBSSports.com reports the Padres are prepared to release Orlando Hudson if he ''doesn't turn things around soon.''
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Jan 07 '78
Orlando Hudson (hip) was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League lineup due to illness.
Hudson has been sidelined since last Wednesday due to tightness in his hip and pelvic region. He was originally expected to return to the lineup Thursday, but it looks like we'll have to wait for at least another day.
Orlando Hudson 3B CWS Jan 05 '78
Orlando Hudson (hip) is expected to return to the Padres' Cactus League lineup on Thursday.
Hudson hasn't played since leaving a game last week with tightness in his hip and pelvic region. The veteran second baseman is not in danger of missing Opening Day.