Tim Hudson is officially a Giant and signed a two-year, $23MM deal with the Giants, becoming starter #4 after Bumgarner, Cain and Lincecum. Hudson had a physical in San Francisco yesterday so things are moving along well since his gruesome ankle injury on July 24, 2013. Hudson had the screw removed from his right ankle last week.
“The ankle is going along fine, not 100% now, but on the way”: RHP Tim Hudson on 2013 injury. Hopes to start throwing next month. #SFGiants.
— manolo hernandez d. (@beisbolporgotas) November 19, 2013
Hudson said he had a screw removed from his ankle last week. Expects to ramp up rehab and do all the regular throwing he does before spring. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) November 19, 2013
Hudson will get $11 million next year and then $12 million in 2015 with a full no-trade clause like Lincecum. He wore #15 in Atlanta but Bruce Bochy wears #15 in San Francisco. He wore #52 in Oakland for six years, will he take that number from Yusmeiro Petit?
Hudson wore 15 in Atlanta. That’s Bochy’s number. “Looks like I’ll have to change.” — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) November 19, 2013
Hudson has a 3.44 ERA in his 15-year MLB career. He spent six years in Oakland and the last nine years in Atlanta. Welcome to the Giants Tim Hudson, see you at Spring Training.
“I was really excited to join this rotation. Bum and Cain are two of the best in the NL” – Tim Hudson #SFGiants
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) November 19, 2013
Sabean: “To have (Hudson) on our staff shows we mean business to get back to … a pitching staff we can be proud of.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) November 19, 2013