Padres sign former Jay Hudson

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San Diego - The San Diego Padres signed free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson to a two-year contract on Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the deal to be worth at least $11.5 million, which includes a 2013 option year.

San Diego is the fifth stop in Hudson's career after stints with Toronto, Arizona, Los Angeles and Minnesota.

Last year with the Twins, Hudson battled injuries and hit a career low-tying .268 with a .338 one-base percentage in 126 games. He also had six home runs and 37 runs batted in -- also career lows since his 2002 rookie season.

The 33-year-old owns a career fielding percentage of .986 and has won four Gold Glove awards. He made the National League All-Star team as a Diamondback in 2007 and as a Dodger in 2009.


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