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Giants looking for infield help, could target Padres castoff Orlando Hudson

May 18, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Yesterday when the Padres released Orlando Hudson my post about the move wondered if the Giants would be interested in the veteran second baseman now that he was available on the cheap.

We’ll soon find out for sure, but in the meantime Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com writes to “expect the Giants to take a hard look at signing Hudson.”

San Diego is on the hook for his entire $5.5 million salary, along with his $2 million buyout for 2013.

Giants vice president Bobby Evans also revealed to Baggarly that they’ve “put out feelers” for potential infield help via trade after injuries wrecked the roster’s depth, so they may view Hudson as mostly a fallback option.

  1. davidpom50 - May 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    As a Dodger fan, this makes me very very happy. I’d love to see O-Dog and his sub-.600 OPS stay in the NL West.

  2. ptfu - May 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Please take Jason Bartlett too. He’ll fit right in!

  3. Gamera the Brave - May 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Did Keppinger’s trade come with a returns policy?…

  4. drewsylvania - May 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    I bet Everth “Wife Beater” Cabrera is available. If not, there’s always Alberto “Wife Beater” Callaspo….

  5. randall351 - May 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    The Giants could take Chris Getz and or Betancourt off the Royals hands, and they can make up for “royally” screwing us on the Melky for Sanchez trade.

    Pun intended.

    • SOBEIT - May 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM

      Ummmm…Sanchez’s struggles were well chronicled. Your front office did it to themselves. You get extreme highs and lows…that is Sanchez…not much in the middle. If the Royals thought they could do than what Dave Righetti could not do, well that’s not the Giants fault.

  6. willsolo - May 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    If he signs with the Giants he’s played for all the teams in the NL West. Just throwing that out there…

  7. skerney - May 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    If this happens it would be the most “sabeanest” move ever.

  8. protius - May 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Do they need a good first baseman?

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