In a move that has been rumored for weeks, the Atlanta Braves and Tim Hudson made it official today when the former University of Auburn standout signed a three-year contract extension. The three-year deal is worth $9 million per season and includes a club option for 2013. This deal doesnÆt come without its risks. Hudson is 34-years-old and is coming off Tommy John surgery. The first two years of this deal will probably be worth it to the Braves, but itÆs hard to imagine a 37-year-old pitching like a $9 million pitcher. The Braves felt confident in HudsonÆs health after he went 2-1 with a 3.61 ERA in seven starts at the end of last season. He also posted a 6.4 K/9 rate, which was his highest since 2001 with the Oakland AÆs (6.9). For his career, Hudson is an impressive 148-78 wit ...
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