Hudson: Never took physical with Nationals

Last February, the Nationals signed slugger Adam Dunn to a two-year $20 million deal, but reportedly bypassed second baseman Orlando Hudson because he didn’t pass a physical due to left wrist problems.

Not true, said Hudson recently at Nationals Park.    

Hudson, now a Dodgers second baseman, said he never took a physical with Washington. 

“[The Nationals] just read the reports about other teams reading about the physical,” Hudson said. “I never came to Washington [to take the physical]. I didn’t take a physical for anybody, not even [the Dodgers].”

Then-Nationals general manager Jim Bowden and current GM Mike Rizzo were not available for comment.  

Entering Wednesday’s action against the Nationals, Hudson is hitting .288 with nine home runs and 60 RBIs.      

4 Comments

And Ronnie Belliard is starting Ladson? What do you say if they use Belliard instead of Hudson in the playoffs?

Time to move on dude. They need guys like Desmond, Espinosa, or Kobernus … in other words someone younger? I don’t think the Nats have to be that desperate.

italoamericano,
What do I say? Congrats, Ronnie. You deserve to be in the postseason again. But let’s be realistic: if the Nationals felt that strongly about Bellliard, he would still be here.
The Nationals are going out to get a second baseman this offseason and, in my opinion, there is no one on the current roster who could seriously help at the position in 2010.
I respect your opinion.

italoamericano,
What do I say? Congrats, Ronnie. You deserve to be in the postseason again. But let’s be realistic: if the Nationals felt that strongly about Bellliard, he would still be here.
The Nationals are going out to get a second baseman this offseason and, in my opinion, there is no one on the current roster who could seriously help at the position in 2010.
I respect your opinion.

Bill, are you saying that Desmond has no place on this team or is he only available at ss when we trade C Guzman?

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