The Padres have signed 33-year old switch hitting 2B Orlando Hudson to a 2-year, $11.5 million dollar deal. Hudson played in 126 games for the Twins last season and he was 133 of 497 (.268 avg, .710 OPS) with 80 runs scored, 6 homers, 37 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,140 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 1,168 of 4,167 (.280 avg, .770 OPS) with 573 runs scored, 83 homers, 471 RBIs and 60 stolen bases. Hudson has been to the All-Star Game twice so far in his career and he has won four Gold Gloves. I really like this signing for the Padres as Hudson will give the team an offensive and defensive upgrade at 2B.