Orlando Hudson Released by Padres

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

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

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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