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May 19, 2012

Kenny gets his man, again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 19, 2012 7:00 pm
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Scott Merkin:

Infielder Orlando Hudson, who was released on May 17 by the Padres, has agreed to terms with the White Sox but has not signed officially, according to a source close to the situation. MLB.com’s Peter Gammons first reported Hudson joining the White Sox earlier Saturday evening.

Hudson, 34, will be playing for his fifth team since 2008 and brings a .276 career average and .343 on-base percentage. Hudson will play some third base and back up Gordon Beckham at second base, having turned down a chance to play regularly elsewhere in order to join the White Sox in this role.

In 1,294 career games over 11 seasons, Hudson has played no other defensive position but second base. He hit .211 over 123 at-bats for the Padres this past season.

Since Hudson was released, the Sox will pay the pro-rated portion of the minimum salary. The minimum salary is $480,000 And the last time Hudson played 3B was 11 years ago in the minor-leagues (AAA).

Hudson’s stats:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2002 24 TOR AL 54 207 192 20 53 10 5 4 23 0 1 11 27 .276 .319 .443 .762 97 85 6 2 0 2 0 4
2003 25 TOR AL 142 521 474 54 127 21 6 9 57 5 4 39 87 .268 .328 .395 .723 87 187 13 5 0 3 1 *4
2004 26 TOR AL 135 551 489 73 132 32 7 12 58 7 3 51 98 .270 .341 .438 .779 98 214 12 4 3 4 0 *4
2005 27 TOR AL 131 501 461 62 125 25 5 10 63 7 1 30 65 .271 .315 .412 .728 91 190 10 3 0 7 1 *4 GG
2006 28 ARI NL 157 650 579 87 166 34 9 15 67 9 6 61 78 .287 .354 .454 .809 102 263 17 2 4 4 5 *4 GG
2007 29 ARI NL 139 601 517 69 152 28 9 10 63 10 2 70 87 .294 .376 .441 .817 105 228 21 2 5 7 1 *4/D AS,GG
2008 30 ARI NL 107 455 407 54 124 29 3 8 41 4 1 40 62 .305 .367 .450 .817 108 183 18 2 3 3 2 4/D
2009 31 LAD NL 149 631 551 74 156 35 6 9 62 8 1 62 99 .283 .357 .417 .774 109 230 16 4 9 5 4 *4 AS,GG
2010 32 MIN AL 126 559 497 80 133 24 5 6 37 10 3 50 87 .268 .338 .372 .710 96 185 14 4 5 3 0 *4/D
2011 33 SDP NL 119 454 398 54 98 15 3 7 43 19 3 49 84 .246 .329 .352 .681 94 140 5 2 1 4 6 *4
2012 34 SDP NL 35 131 123 11 26 0 5 1 11 3 2 8 27 .211 .260 .317 .577 63 39 3 0 0 0 0 *4
11 Yrs 1294 5261 4688 638 1292 253 63 91 525 82 27 471 801 .276 .343 .415 .757 98 1944 135 30 30 42 20
162 Game Avg. 162 659 587 80 162 32 8 11 66 10 3 59 100 .276 .343 .415 .757 98 243 17 4 4 5 3
NL (6 yrs) 706 2922 2575 349 722 141 35 50 287 53 15 290 437 .280 .353 .421 .774 102 1083 80 12 22 23 18
AL (5 yrs) 588 2339 2113 289 570 112 28 41 238 29 12 181 364 .270 .330 .407 .737 94 861 55 18 8 19 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/19/2012.

Seems the 700 OPS days are gone.

UPDATE:

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