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Orlando Hudson


Hudson was held out of the lineup Sunday because of a sore left ankle.


Hudson signed a $2.3 million, one-year deal with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. The Gold Glove second baseman was acquired from Toronto in December in the Troy Glaus deal. Hudson hit .271 with 10 home runs and 63 RBIs for the Blue Jays in 2005.


Hudson was packaged along with pitcher Miguel Batista in a trade to the Arizona Diamondbacks for slugger Troy Glaus. Hudson hit .271/.315/.412 with 10 home runs and 63 RBIs for the Blue Jays in 2005.


Hudson's been nursing an ankle sprain for the last three weeks, and the Toronto Blue Jays officially shut him down on Wednesday. The Jays' second baseman won't play in the team's final games of 2005. Hudson, who hasn't played since September 7, finishes at .271 with 10 homers and 63 RBI in 131 games.


Rehab work on Hudson's ankle sprain still hasn't allowed the Toronto second baseman to return to action, and he may be done for the year. Jays manager John Gibbons said it may not make sense to bring Hudson back for the final few games, considering he hasn't played since September 7.


Hudson continues to make progress with his ankle sprain, and the second sacker could return to action this weekend for Toronto. Manager John Gibbons said Hudson is getting close in terms of his running, though he is not up to full speed yet.


Hudson took groundballs for a second straight day on Monday. He's made some progress in recovering from his ankle sprain, and the Jays hope he might be able to return near the end of the week.


Hudson took grounders for 10 minutes on Sunday, but the Toronto second baseman isn't much closer to returning from an ankle sprain he suffered on September 7.


Toronto manager John Gibbons said it's possible that Hudson may be back by the end of the week, but he admitted that might be a bit optimistic. Still, it seems more likely now that the Jays' second baseman will return before the 2005 campaign is over, as his ankle has improved in recent days.


Hudson sprained his left ankle sliding into home during Toronto's 7-4 win over Baltimore on Wednesday night. His left foot appeared to grab the dirt and buckle at the ankle. X-rays verified that the Jays' second baseman suffered only a sprain.


Hudson, who has been sidelined since a week ago Tuesday with a strained right hamstring, is back in the Toronto lineup in Thursday's first game following the All-Star break. He is batting seventh and playing second base in the Jays' showdown with Tampa Bay.


Hudson, who has been sidelined since last Tuesday with a strained right hamstring, should be back in the lineup when the Blue Jays resume play after the All-Star break. According to manager John Gibbons, the second baseman might be ready on Thursday, and he almost certainly will be back in action by Friday.


Hudson was injured Tuesday running the bases after homering in Toronto's 10-7 loss to Oakland. The Jays' second baseman left the game after hobbling around the bases, and his right hamstring remained a bit tight and forced him to sit out Wednesday's contest.