Twins Agree to Terms with Orlando Hudson
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with second baseman Orlando Hudson on a one-year contract for the 2010 season.
Hudson, 32, batted .283 (156-for-551) with 35 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 62 rbi in 149 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He was named to his second career All-Star team (2007) and also won his fourth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2005, 2006 and 2007). Following the 2009 season, Hudson was named the Best Defensive Second Baseman by Baseball America in its annual tools issue.
Since making his Major League debut in 2002, Hudson has a career batting-average of .282 (1035-for-3670) with 214 doubles, 50 triples, 77 home runs and 434 rbi in 1014 games with Toronto, Arizona and Los Angeles (NL). He has recorded 120-or-more hits in each of the last seven seasons.