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Tim Hudson will retire at seasons end

The 40-year-old has made up his mind about the future.

At the end of the 2015 season Tim Hudson will be hanging up his spikes, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Before this announcement, Hudson was leaning towards retiring but hadn't made his mind up just yet. His final season hasn't gone the way he might have hoped for, being sidelined because of injury and having an ERA above four for the third time in 17 seasons.

Over the course of those 17 seasons, Hudson was a four-time All-Star winning at least 15 games in a season on eight different occasions. His 221 victories are first among active players, although he will be off that list at the end of the season. Hudson was finally able to achieve the one thing that alluded him, a World Series ring, during the 2014 season with the Giants.