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Gammons: White Sox to sign Orlando Hudson

May 19, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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From Peter Gammons of MLB Network comes word that veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson has agreed to a contract (presumably of the non-guaranteed minor league variety) with the White Sox.

Hudson was released by the Padres on Thursday after batting just .211/.260/.317 with one home run and 11 RBI through his first 131 plate appearances.

The Pale Hose will work Hudson into the mix at second base, where 25-year-old Gordon Beckham has struggled to provide consistent production since his breakout rookie season back in 2009.

Hudson, 34, is a .276/.343/.415 career hitter but is well beyond his prime and seems doubtful to be a significant upgrade for Chicago. The Padres are still on the hook for his $5.5 million salary.

  1. jwbiii - May 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    So Gordon Beckham has his best game of the season, with a home run and a solo tackle, and Kenny hires a potential replacement? Cold.

    • scottp9 - May 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

      I’ll bet he plays more 3rd than 2nd for the Sox.

  2. wallyspo - May 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Morel to Charlotte. Becks to 3rd. Hudson to 2nd.

  3. bigtrav425 - May 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    as bad as Beckham ass been this cant hurt and maybe the kick in the ass Gordon needss

  4. simon94022 - May 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Millions of nervous Giants fans can now exhale.

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