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San Francisco Giants sign Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland. Hudson had a physical on Monday, and the team said the deal is pending those results.

Hudson made his major league debut with the Athletics in 1999 and went 92-39 in six seasons with Oakland, where the right-hander teamed with Mark Mulder and Barry Zito to form a successful “Big Three.”

The 38-year-old Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts this season for Atlanta. His season was cut short by a broken right ankle that required surgery. The Braves earlier this month declined to make a qualifying offer to Hudson, who won 49 games during the previous three seasons.

“I’m pumped,” Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt said by text message. “Great signing for us. Competitor and innings eater. Knows how to win!”

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