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Orlando Hudson | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/12/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Spartanburg Methodist
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 43 (0) / TOR

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Orlando Hudson is aiming to make a comeback in MLB.
Hudson didn't play at all this past season, but he's headed to the Mexican Winter League in an effort to generate interest. He hit just .204/.261/.312 in his last taste of the majors in 2012 and will turn 36 next week. He'll almost certainly have to accept a minor league deal. Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:40:00 PM

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Orlando Hudson told ESPN Chicago that he has no current plans of retirement.

Hudson won't be returning with the White Sox next season, but will look to continue his career with another organization. Entering his age 35 campaign, Hudson should be able to secure a minor league contract and compete for a roster spot in spring training.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 03:15:00 PM

Orlando Hudson belted a pinch-hit grand slam on Saturday, accounting for all of the White Sox offense in a loss to the Rays.

Hudson has been extremely ineffective for the majority of this season, hitting a paltry .198/.258/.312 with three homers and 27 RBI in 247 at-bats. He carries no value.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 07:50:00 PM

White Sox activated Orlando Hudson from the 15-day disabled list.

Hudson missed just over the minimum with an extremely minor injury. He shouldn't be owned in all but the deepest of AL-only leagues.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Orlando Hudson (toe) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday night at Triple-A Charlotte.

Hudson will likely spend this entire week on the farm before rejoining the White Sox when rosters expand on September 1. He's 20-for-110 (.182) so far for Chicago.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 03:19:00 PM

Orlando Hudson (toe) hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Charlotte.

Hudson hasn't played since August 15 due to a left foot contusion. He'll likely right when rosters expand on September 1. O-Dog is hitting just .182 (20-for-110) with one homer, 11 RBI and a .516 OPS in 36 games with the White Sox.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 06:25:00 PM

White Sox placed INF Orlando Hudson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, with a bruised left toe.

X-rays of O-Dog's toe didn't reveal a fracture, but evidently it's still bad enough that the Sox don't think he'll be ready to return anytime soon. Ray Olmedo will serve as the primary backup infielder.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 02:08:00 PM

Orlando Hudson left Wednesday's game with a bruised left toe.

X-rays on the toe were negative, but he'll be re-evaluated Thursday. Hudson had been making a spot start at second base.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 09:20:00 PM

Orlando Hudson delivered a game-winning RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, leading the White Sox to a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

The O-Dog finished the night 2-for-4 with the clutch single off of Francisco Cordero in the ninth inning. Still, he has struggled mightily in his time with the White Sox, hitting just .187 (9-for-24) with five RBI and is in danger of losing playing time to Brent Morel once he returns from the DL. He shouldn't be owned in all but the deepest of AL-only leagues at this point.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 12:19:00 AM

Orlando Hudson will start at third base Wednesday against the Twins.

Hudson signed a one-year deal with the White Sox on Tuesday and later played two innings at the hot corner. He has never started a game at third base in the big leagues, but he played 242 games there when he was a Blue Jays' farmhand. At age 34, he'll have to adapt to his new utility infielder role if he wants to continue his career.
Wed, May 23, 2012 12:56:00 PM

White Sox signed INF Orlando Hudson to a one-year contract.

We learned over the weekend that the White Sox were poised to sign Hudson, but the deal is finally official. The 34-year-old is expected to play third base with Brent Morel (back) sidelined and should also back up Gordon Beckham at second base. He was batting just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release from the Padres last week, so we aren't expecting much, but he's worth adding in AL-only leagues.
Tue, May 22, 2012 02:58:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Orlando Hudson will play primarily at the hot corner.

Hudson agreed to a deal with the White Sox on Saturday and is expected to join up with the team Tuesday. "(Third base is) probably more of where he would play with Gordon (Beckham) being at second," Ventura told reporters. "He might be able to fill in there later, give (Beckham) a day off here or there." Brent Morel is headed to the disabled list with a bulging disk in his back.
Mon, May 21, 2012 11:57:00 AM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Orlando Hudson could join the team on Tuesday.

Hudson still hasn't officially signed on with the Pale Hose, but Ventura has acknowledged the pending acquisition. O-Dog will back up Gordon Beckham at second base and could see some time at the hot corner if Brent Morel (back) requires a stint on the DL.
Sun, May 20, 2012 12:54:00 PM

Orlando Hudson is expected to serve as a backup infielder for the White Sox, according to

Hudson agreed to terms with the White Sox Saturday but hasn't yet finalized the agreement. The 34-year-old batted just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release from the Padres. Hudson has never played another position outside of second base, but he is expected to get time at third in addition to backing up Gordon Beckham.
Sat, May 19, 2012 10:45:00 PM's Peter Gammons reports that Orlando Hudson is expected to sign with the White Sox.

Hudson was given his unconditional release from the Padres on Thursday, and should compete with Gordon Beckham for regular at-bats at second base in Chicago. Hudson batted just .211/.260/.317 with five triples and 11 RBI prior to his release. If signed, the White Sox would likely be responsible for a prorated amount of his salary.
Sat, May 19, 2012 05:50:00 PM

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