According to Buster Olney, free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson is close to making a decision about where he will sign. The deal will likely be a one year deal, loaded with incentives. The Nationals have backed out of negotiations and the Royals are considered a long shot, leaving the Dodgers and maybe Mets as the two remaining options. However, signing Hudson means you will lose a first round draft pick, and the Dodgers probably don't want to surrender a pick to their division foe.
While the White Sox have three potential second baseman, I wouldn't be surprised to see the White Sox make a final push. Kenny Williams likes to work under the radar, and Hudson could give the White Sox the offensive push they need at the top of the order, not to mention a solid up the middle tandem with shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
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