From ESPN’s Buster Olney this morning:
Orlando Hudson is expected to make a decision soon about where he will sign — by Wednesday, perhaps. Hudson won’t get the type of contract he had hoped for this winter, and likely will need to settle for a one-year contract. But if he has a strong season and stays healthy at age 31, Hudson would put himself in position to receive a solid three-year deal in the fall.
Hudson doesn’t have many suitors currently. The Nationals are out, and the Royals are a long shot. The Dodgers, Cubs, and White Sox have been mentioned at various points in recent weeks. Hudson, however, comes with the added cost of the first-round draft pick of those teams. Maybe certain clubs will re-engage if a sign-and-trade can be done.