Tim Hudson is still leaning towards retirement

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, San Francisco Giants’ right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson is still leaning towards retirement after this season. Back before Spring Training he told people this was going to be his last season, most likely and still feels that way.

Hudson, 40, won his first World Series championship in 2014 after signing a two year deal with San Francisco after parts of 16 seasons with Oakland and Atlanta.

Hudson wants to spend more time with his family, but his wife Kim will not be persuading him either way, she explained. His deal with San Francisco expires after this season and will be a free agent, but Hudson said he could change his mind if he is still productive and healthy.

In 3,028 1/3 innings in the majors he has posted a 3.46 ERA, 3.76 FIP, 51 fWAR while striking out 16.1 percent of the batters and walking 6.1 percent of the batters. It is unlikely he receives Hall of Fame consideration, but Hudson has had a prodigious career.

Hudson and his Giants are starting off slow with an 8-12 record in the month of April, but they still feel confident in their abilities. Tonight, they kick off a three game interleague series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The pitching matchup will be C.J. Wilson (1-2, 3.17) and Chris Heston (2-2, 2.77).

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