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Updated: December 17th, 2010 11:42am
Orlando Hudson reportedly agrees to two-year deal with Padres

Orlando Hudson reportedly agrees to two-year deal with Padres

by Phil Mackey
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Another Minnesota Twins free agent has found a new home this week.

According to multiple reports, second baseman Orlando Hudson has agreed to a two-year, $11.5 million contract with the San Diego Padres.

Hudson, 33, will play on his fourth team in four years, and this is the first multi-year contract of his career.

Hudson hit .268/.338/.372 with six home runs in 559 plate appearances for the Twins last season while providing a very stable glove at second base.

Because he was a Type-B free agent, the Twins will receive draft pick compensation from the Padres.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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