SF Giants Appear Ready To Sign Braves RHP Tim Hudson To Two-Year Deal

Monday, November 18, 2013
Tim Hudson
Tim Hudson
- photo by Tim Evearitt
The Giants appeared ready to announce an agreement Monday with right-hander Tim Hudson on a two-year contract, reflecting the club's attempt to strengthen its starting rotation.

An industry source familiar with the Giants' dealings in free agency confirmed that an accord with Hudson appeared imminent, although the club has yet to comment. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the sides had sealed a deal, following a report of a near agreement earlier Monday by Steve Berman, the "Bay Area Sports Guy" blogger.

Hudson, 38, has compiled a 205-111 record in 15 Major League seasons. His 2013 season ended prematurely after he sustained a horrific right ankle fracture on July 24, when he covered first base and the Mets' Eric Young stepped on his foot. Hudson finished the year 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts.

The agreement would represent a return to the Bay Area for Hudson, who posted a 92-39 mark in his first six Major League seasons with the Oakland A's.

A three-time All-Star who has finished in the top six of Cy Young Award voting four times, Hudson ideally will complement three other All-Stars in the Giants' existing rotation: Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, and Tim Lincecum. Despite its talent, the Giants' rotation finished last season with a 4.37 ERA, the National League's third highest.

------ Source: MLB.com


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