“This is definitely my last year, for sure. It's the right thing to do. It's the right time for me and my family,” Hudson said on Tuesday.
Hudson began his career with the Oakland Athletics, who picked him in the sixth round of the 1997 draft. He made his first major league start with the Athletics in 1999. After the 2004 season, Oakland traded Hudson to the Atlanta Braves, with whom he spent nine seasons before signing as a free agent with San Francisco after the 2013 season. The four-time All-Star has a win-loss record of 221–132 and a 3.49 ERA over the course of his career.
Hudson, who turned 40 in July, earned his first World Series ring with the Giants last season after San Francisco beat the Kansas City Royals.
- Xandria James