Orlando Hudson was released by the Padres after another disappointing start to the season. (Kelley L. Cox - US PRESSWIRE)

Orlando Hudson Released by Padres


The San Diego Padres released Orlando Hudson today. The beleaguered second baseman was the

source of a great deal of ire for many Padres fans. He rubbed many in San Diego the wrong way. It was his on-field performance though that ultimately did him in.

During tonight’s broadcast, Josh Byrnes talked about releasing Hudson.

He handled it like a professional. He knows how I feel about him.

The move made room for the Padres to bring up Alexi Amarista. Amarista came to San Diego in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels that sent Ernesto Frieri north.

In a little over a year with San Diego, Hudson hit .238/.313/.344.

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