Braves want veteran replacement for Hudson
The Braves tried to re-sign veteran right-hander Tim Hudson this offseason but were foiled by the Giants, who won the bidding with a two-year, $23 million deal.
Hudson’s departure leaves the Braves’ rotation shallow and short on experience, so the club is searching for a cost-effective veteran replacement, writes our Mark Bowman. General manager Frank Wren would like someone who won’t require a large commitment in dollars or years.
According to Bowman, one solution could be Brewers righty Kyle Lohse. The 35-year-old has been effective and durable over the past three seasons, with a 3.19 ERA over 95 starts, and will make $22 million over the final two years of his contract.
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— Andrew Simon