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Tim Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, out two months

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Tim Hudson underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the Giants announced.

The expected recovery timetable is approximately eight weeks, which means Hudson will get a late start to spring training and any sort of setback could put the 39-year-old’s status for Opening Day in jeopardy.

Hudson has already said that he plans to retire after the season, which will be his second in San Francisco after throwing 189 innings with a 3.57 ERA for the Giants in the first year of a two-year, $23 million contract.

Clint Hurdle to undergo second hip replacement surgery

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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent surgery to replace his arthritic right hip shortly after the season ended and now Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that the 57-year-old will have his left hip replaced in a second surgery Wednesday.

The same doctor will do the honors on Hurdle, who was clearly in a ton of pain as he slowly limped from the dugout to the field for mound visits down the stretch.

Here are the complete Hall of Fame voting totals

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For outrage-related purposes or just for record-keeping, below are this year’s Hall of Fame voting totals.

Keep in mind that it takes 75 percent for induction–which meant 412 votes out of 549 total ballots this year–and players named on fewer than 5 percent of the ballots are now removed from consideration.

Votes 	Player 	        Percentage
534 	Randy Johnson 	97.3%
500 	Pedro Martinez 	91.1%
455 	John Smoltz 	82.9%
454 	Craig Biggio 	82.7%
384 	Mike Piazza 	69.9%
306 	Jeff Bagwell 	55.7%
302 	Tim Raines 	55.0%
215 	Curt Schilling 	39.2%
206 	Roger Clemens 	37.5%
202 	Barry Bonds 	36.8%
166 	Lee Smith 	30.2%
148 	Edgar Martinez 	27.0%
138 	Alan Trammell 	25.1%
135 	Mike Mussina 	24.6%
77 	Jeff Kent 	14.0%
71 	Fred McGriff 	12.9%
65 	Larry Walker 	11.8%
64 	Gary Sheffield 	11.7%
55 	Mark McGwire 	10.0%
50 	Don Mattingly 	9.1%
36 	Sammy Sosa 	6.6%
30 	N. Garciaparra 	5.5%
21 	Carlos Delgado 	3.8%
4 	Troy Percival 	0.7%
2 	Aaron Boone 	0.4%
2 	Tom Gordon 	0.4%
1 	Darin Erstad 	0.2%
0 	Rich Aurilia 	0.0%
0 	Tony Clark 	0.0%
0 	Jermaine Dye 	0.0%
0 	Cliff Floyd 	0.0%
0 	Brian Giles 	0.0%
0 	Eddie Guardado 	0.0%
0       Jason Schmidt   0.0%

Mike Piazza in particular seems all but guaranteed to be inducted in 2016. Don Mattingly falls off the ballot after 15 years.

Bullpen help: Tigers sign Tom Gorzelanny

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Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers.

Gorzelanny began his career as a starter, but shifted (mostly) to the bullpen in 2012 and has a 2.88 ERA in 172 career innings as a reliever.

Gorzelanny missed the first two-and-a-half months of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, but was great upon returning to the Brewers in mid-June with a 0.86 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio in 21 innings.

He’s proven to be more than a left-handed specialist, so Gorzelanny could get some late-inning setup work in a Detroit bullpen that had all kinds of issues in 2014.

Jason Bere replaces Kevin Cash as Indians’ bullpen coach

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Last month Kevin Cash left his gig as the Indians’ bullpen coach to replace Joe Maddon as the Rays’ manager and now Cleveland has replaced him with Jason Bere.

In joining manager Terry Francona’s staff Bere is leaving the Indians’ front office, where he spent the past nine years as a special assistant.

He retired in 2003 following an 11-season career pitching for the White Sox, Cubs, Indians, Reds, and Brewers. Bere was runner-up for Rookie of the Year and then made the All-Star team at age 23, but finished with a 5.14 ERA in 1,111 total innings.