Dodgers Looking at Hudson

by Ben Cook on February 20, 2009

The Los Angeles Dodgers are now “actively involved in negotiations” with free agent second baseman, Orlando Hudson, according to the LA Daily News.

The former Gold Glove winner has had limited suitors this offseason despite his career year last season, due in large part to his status as a type A free agent who was offered arbitration. For a team other than the Arizona Diamondbacks to sign Hudson, they’d have to give up their first round pick as compensation and so far no team has been unwilling to pay that price.

There has been some speculation that MLB might tweak the rules governing the trade of free agents, thus allowing sign-and-trade deals, however, it has not been mentioned as a possibility with Hudson.

The Dodgers would also need to find room on their 40 man roster should they decide to sign Hudson. The only spot left was widely believed to be reserved for Manny Ramirez.

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