Giants looking for infield help, could target Padres castoff Orlando Hudson

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Yesterday when the Padres released Orlando Hudson my post about the move wondered if the Giants would be interested in the veteran second baseman now that he was available on the cheap.

We’ll soon find out for sure, but in the meantime Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com writes to “expect the Giants to take a hard look at signing Hudson.”

San Diego is on the hook for his entire $5.5 million salary, along with his $2 million buyout for 2013.

Giants vice president Bobby Evans also revealed to Baggarly that they’ve “put out feelers” for potential infield help via trade after injuries wrecked the roster’s depth, so they may view Hudson as mostly a fallback option.