Mar 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) pitches in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giants' Tim Hudson upset with article about his relationship with Braves


San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson recently gave an interview to USA Today about his departure from the Atlanta Braves, but he’s not very happy about how the article painted his relationship with them.

In the article by USA Today Sports columnist Bob Nightengale, Hudson talks about the failed negotiations with the Braves, and how he felt about leaving his teammates in Atlanta.

From Nightengale’s article:

“It was made pretty clear to me the Braves didn’t want me back,” Hudson, 38, tells USA TODAY Sports, noting the Braves’ initial offer was so low, he didn’t even bother to counter.

“After what I had done for them, it was kind of a slap in the face.”

This quote drew some criticism from both the Braves and from their fans, who had long thought of Hudson as one of the good guys in the league, and held him in high regard as a member of the community.

But Hudson thinks his quotes were taken out of context and blown out of proportion, per his wife Kim, on her Twitter account.

Hudson, who does not use Twitter, also spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and clarified his thoughts.

“I totally understand their side of things,” Hudson told the AJC. “I’m not and wasn’t bitter at all.”

Hudson spent nine seasons in Atlanta before leaving in 2014 as a free agent.


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