Report: Hudson one of Giants' 'chief targets'

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Report: Hudson one of Giants' 'chief targets'
November 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Tim Hudson went 92-39 with a 3.30 ERA in six seasons with the A's. (USATSI)

The Giants are in need of starting pitching, and one of the biggest targets on the free agent market this offseason is former A's pitcher Tim Hudson.

There are a number of indications that a return to the Bay Area is possible, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Reports indicate Hudson would be willing to relocate to the West Coast for the right situation, and that the Braves' initial contract offer was not great.

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The 38-year-old 15-year veteran is coming off an 8-7 season with the Braves, turning in a 3.97 ERA and 95 strikeouts to 36 walks in 21 starts.

Hudson's season ended with a broken ankle on July 24. He had screws removed from his surgically repaired right ankle on Nov. 7 and is expected to begin running in the next few weeks.

The three-time All-Star is well known in the Bay Area after spending the first six years of his career with the A's. He went 92-39 in Green and Gold with a 3.30 ERA and 899 strikeouts to 382 walks.

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