CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reports that Giants starter Tim Hudson is leaning towards retirement following the 2015 season. Hudson said, “I’m definitely leaning that way, for sure.”
Hudson, who will turn 40 this summer, had another productive season for the Giants, finishing with a 3.57 ERA and a 120/34 K/BB ratio in 189 1/3 innings. The Giants won three of the four post-season games in which he started en route to their third championship in five years.
Hudson had bone chips removed from his ankle in January and is believed to be two to three weeks behind schedule with spring training on the horizon.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.
Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.
Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.