Orioles Designate Kyle Hudson For Assignment

The Orioles announced they've designated outfielder Kyle Hudson for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot for newly-signed lefty Wei-Ying Chen.

In the minors Hudson hit .296/.375/.336 in 485 plate appearances, ascending from High-A to the Majors with stops at each level along the way.  Hudson, 25, played mostly center and left field.  In a chat yesterday, Baseball America's Will Lingo wrote that the speedy Hudson is "a premium athlete, but he's still refining his baseball skills, particularly his swing."

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5 Comments on "Orioles Designate Kyle Hudson For Assignment"

3 years 7 months ago


3 years 7 months ago

Rather young to be cutting ties with wouldn’t you think? I mean the guy literally just turned 25 two days ago.

Rob Farmer
3 years 7 months ago

Hudson was born and raised in my hometown. I have watched and played against him before and I know for a fact that he is a heck of an athlete… in nearly all sports… It was neat seeing him get called up to the majors last year but some more experience in AAA isn’t going to be a bad thing for him… He will be called up again… Its just a matter of time… 

I’m really not sure what “what1233456″ is talking about… Kyle’s best asset is his speed and he is well known for his speed… I wish Hud the best of luck in his big league career…

3 years 7 months ago

I take it you haven’t watched him on the basepaths.

3 years 7 months ago

He stole 41 bases in 119 games across 3 minor league levels last year, and 40 bases in 136 Single A games in 2010. He has a very good minor league walk rate. Not everyone is a power hitter.