After years of trying, Tim Hudson finally earned his first World Series ring in 2014 with the San Francisco Giants. Now the 39-year-old is ready to hang up the cleats following one more season at the big league level.
Hudson signed a two-year contract worth $23 million last offseason with the Giants, a deal which the right hander says will be his last.
“I have one more year left on my contract, so I’m pretty sure that’s going to be it after this season,” said Hudson via the Associated Press. “I just started my workouts yesterday, which is kind of crazy to me. Just two weeks ago I was still playing and here I am having to get back ready for next season again.
“I guess that’s the price you pay when you play that late into the season come playoff time. But I’m going to work my tail off this offseason to get ready to go on to spring training in as good a shape as I can be and hopefully finish [next] season strong. It’s been an unbelievable career for me.”
Hudson was 9-13 with a 3.57 ERA with the Giants last season. He started Game 7 of the World Series but was quickly yanked. Still the World Series win in many ways completes a career for Hudson.
“It’s one of those things where the older you get, you see that window gradually closing for your opportunities to accomplish that,” Hudson said. “Last year, it couldn’t have unfolded any better for me. Just going out there, being able to play in a great city, my family was able to experience something really cool living in San Francisco for the summer. My kids are old enough to be able to experience it and remember it. My son’s 9, my oldest is 13, and those are some memories they’ll be able to keep forever.”