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.