Jul 24, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants sign Tim Hudson to two year, $23 million dollar contract

The San Francisco Giants, winners of two of the previous four World Series’ had two goals coming into the offseason.

Re-sign both Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, which they were able to do, and to fix the back end of their pitching rotation. You can mark that off the checklist too as it’s being reported the Giants agreed to terms with starting pitcher Tim Hudson this afternoon:

tim hudson will have a deal with the #SFGiants, as reported.

Beat reporters for the Giants claimed that Hudson was among San Francisco’s most desired target as they were looking for a pitcher who they expected to be relatively effective, somewhat cheap, not coming off a qualifying offer and not seeking a long term deal. Hudson fit all of those requirements and will return to the Bay Area, where he spent the first six seasons of his career pitching for the Oakland Athletics.

Bay Area Sports Guy, who broke the story, reports the deal will be for two years, $23 million dollars. He will likely slide into the fourth rotation spot behind Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum.

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