SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with free-agent pitcher Tim Hudson, who began his career with Oakland.
Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team announced the agreement Tuesday.
Hudson made his major league debut with the Athletics in 1999 and went 92-39 in six seasons with Oakland, where the right-hander teamed with Mark Mulder and Barry Zito to form a successful "Big Three."
The 38-year-old went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts this season for Atlanta. His season was cut short by a broken right ankle that required surgery. The Braves earlier this month declined to make a qualifying offer to Hudson, who won 49 games during the previous three seasons.
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