Tim Hudson Signs With San Francisco Giants in Return to Bay AreaErik Matuszewski
The San Francisco Giants signed pitcher Tim Hudson to a two-year contract, adding the 38-year-old, three-time All-Star to a starting rotation that includes Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner.
The Giants, who missed the postseason this year after winning the World Series in 2012, didn’t disclose financial terms of Hudson’s contract. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that he’ll receive $23 million over two years.
Hudson started his Major League Baseball career in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999 with the Oakland Athletics, with whom he played until 2004. The right-hander spent the past nine seasons with the Atlanta Braves and had an 8-7 record with a 3.97 earned run average in 21 starts this year.
Hudson is one of three active pitchers with more than 200 wins, along with CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay, and has logged a 205-111 career record with a 3.44 ERA. Hudson has had at least 15 wins in eight of his 15 seasons and his .649 winning percentage ranks as the third-best among active pitchers behind Halladay (.659) and Jered Weaver (.653).