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Orlando Hudson: Signs with the Padres

December 17th, 2010 by Ray

The Padres have signed second baseman Orlando Hudson to a two-year deal worth $11.5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Hudson, who spent last season with the Twins, is a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. Over the course of his career, Hudson has a wRC+ of 104, and a three-year average 108. Defensively, Hudson has a career UZR of 16.5 and a UZR/150 of 2.2 and three-year totals of -2.9 and -1.3, respectively. For 2011, Bill James projects a .332 wOBA for Hudson in 143 games.

Hudson will (obviously) be the starting second baseman, and I’d guess he’ll hit near the top of the order. Probably second, appropriately enough.

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