Darlington's ODog not retired from MLB
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:38:19 GMT —
11-year Major League Baseball veteran Orlando Hudson says he is not retired. The 35-year old free agent second baseman has spent this season at home in Darlington, but told WPDE NewsChannel 15 that his agent is talking to several big league teams about a comeback.
Hudson played in the majors from 2002-2012 with six different teams. In December of 2010, he signed a 2-year contract with the San Diego Padres worth $11.5 millon. The Padres released him last May. He was picked up briefly by the Chicago White Sox, and made his last appearance on October 3, 2012.
Hudson has a career batting average of .273. But he struggled at the plate last year, hitting .211 in 35 games with the Padres, and .197 in 51 games with the White Sox.
ODog still has outstanding defensive skills. The 4-time Gold Glove winner committed only six errors and turned 33 double-plays last season.
Hudson says he is spending time with his family, fishing, and raising money for his C.A.T.C.H. Foundation, that helps to provide resources and support for children affected by autism.