OK, so the Rockies aren't going after Orlando Hudson

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That thing I wrote yesterday? Yeah, let’s just forget it:

Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd said the club is not actively pursuing free-agent second baseman Orlando Hudson . . . “That is not anything near a front-burner issue,” O’Dowd said. “We’re very happy with Clint Barmes as our second baseman.”

They’re even still talking about a muli-year deal to buy out Barmes’ arb years.  Ye Gods.

Angels sign Chris Young to a one-year deal

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The Angels went on a Chris binge yesterday. In addition to signing Chris Carter to a minor league deal they signed Chris Young — the outfielder Chris Young, not the pitcher Chris Young — to a one-year contract. Young will make $2 million with incentives that could make the pact more valuable.

Young, 34, hit .235/.322/.387 with seven home runs in a part-time role last season with the Red Sox. He’s historically been a plus defender and has handled all three outfield positions in the past, but he’s really a corner guy/platoon DH these days. Not that the Angels need a center fielder. Rumor has it that they have a pretty decent one.