SAN DIEGO, CA - MAY 8: Orlando Hudson #1 of the San Diego Padres hits an RBI triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on May 8, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
The Chicago White Sox will reportedly sign veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson, who will fill in at third base for the injured Brent Morel.
The Chicago White Sox will sign Orlando Hudson, according to manager Robin Ventura. The White Sox manager says the veteran infielder is on his way to join the club and will take the spot of third baseman Brent Morel, who's headed to the disabled list. The team has not officially announced the move, but Ventura did indicate that it was imminent when he spoke to the press before their series finale against the Cubs on Sunday.
The San Diego Padres waived Hudson on Thursday, with the second baseman batting .211 with one home run this season. It's his 11th season in the majors, but he has never played third base. After playing plenty of third in the minors, "O-Dog" spent most of his time in the bigs at second, winning four Gold Gloves. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Ventura does not plan to move Gordon Beckham from second to third, meaning Hudson is likely destined for the hot corner.
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