Roundup: O-Dog (fittingly) headed to PETCO

It turns out Orlando Hudson may be team-less no more.

Hudson broke the news himself on MLB Network Radio that his next destination is San Diego, and FOXSports.com reported that the Padres and the free-agent second baseman agreed to terms on a two-year, $11.5 million contract.

Hudson — a two-time All-Star joining his fourth team in four years — will fill the role played last year by David Eckstein, who’s a free agent and said recently that the Padres have not contacted him about a return.

Here’s more from around the league …

* The Yankees, according to multiple reports, have agreed on a two-year contract with veteran reliever Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, the former Met who has led the Majors in appearances each of the last three seasons, joins Boone Logan to give the Yanks two lefties in the bullpen.

* Reigning World Series MVP Edgar Renteria was none-too-thrilled with the $1 million offer the Giants tendered him this offseason. “That offer from the Giants was a lack of respect,” Renteria told ESPNdeportes.com. “A total disrespect.” Renteria has previously stated he’d like to finish his career with the Marlins or Cardinals. 

* The Astros reached an agreement with the versatile Bill Hall to be their starting second baseman, sources told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the two sides agreed on a one-year contract worth about about $3 million and with a mutual option for 2012. 

* A couple of notable deals have been made official: The Cubs’ with Kerry Wood, and the Tigers’ with Magglio Ordonez.   

– Alden Gonzalez  

1 Comment

I am so happy the SFGiants won the World Series in 2010! First, they outlasted the Padres to win the division. Then their pitching staff was able to display its skill against Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Please remember that Cy Young award winner Roy Holaday was not victorious against the Giants.
In the World Series Cliff Lee was out pitched by the Giants as they won the Series. 30% of their payroll (Zito and Rowand ) were left off of the Series lineup and Sandoval did not play!
While I wish Uribe had stayed, to enjoy the team’s accomplishments, I recognize this is business. However, 90% of their players are returning for 2011. They need a young shortstop and I think it was only Zito’s contract that prevented them from being more active in the winter meetings to meet their needs.
Congratulations SF Giants!

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