MLB Rumors: Should The Giants Pursue Orlando Hudson?

The San Diego Padres designated veteran infielder Orlando Hudson for assignment on Wednesday after another subpar season down south in Petco Park, while the San Francisco Giants have an infield filled with Fresno's finest call-ups due to injuries. Should the San Francisco Giants look into acquiring the aging O-Dog?

Hudson, 34, is hitting just .211 this season with a .260 OBP but would still be seen as an upgrade to many with his 10 years of experience compared to the few days of experience of Charlie Culberson. Ryan Theriot could be coming off the DL May 24 if his elbow is good to go, which may swing the Giants decision. Emmanuel Burriss has not shown the ability to thrive as an everyday player with his bat, though Theriot's .174 batting average isn't exactly stellar either.

San Francisco could pick up Hudson for a prorated price with the Padres on the hook for the rest of his $5.5 million contract and $2 million buyout in 2013, but is it really worth it?

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