Orlando Thill Hudson (born December 12, 1977 in Darlington, South Carolina) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball for the National League's Arizona Diamondbacks. He is popularly known by his nickname "O-Dog".
Hudson is renowned around the major leagues for his fielding prowess, known for making spectacular lunging catches and diving stabs at grounders. His defensive talents were recognized in , when he won his first American League Gold Glove Award while with the Toronto Blue Jays.
After high school, Hudson went on to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.
After the 2006 season, Hudson became the recipient of his second career Gold Glove Award, as announced on November 3. Hudson became only the sixth infielder in major league history to win a Gold Glove award in both the American and National Leagues.
Hudson was selected to his first All-Star Game in 2007.
Hudson will miss the rest of the 2008 season, with a dislocated left wrist he suffered against the Atlanta Braves and could also leave the D-Backs at the end of the season after the D-Backs acquired David Eckstein.
LINED UP AND LOADED; The signing of 2B Orlando Hudson shot the Twins' payroll farther into rare air but perfectly filled a hole in the starting nine for 2010.(SPORTS)
Feb 06, 2010; Byline: JOE CHRISTENSEN; STAFF WRITER Less than three weeks from spring training, All-Star second baseman Orlando Hudson was...
Twins are waking up to the 'O'-larm clock; Orlando Hudson is an early riser, and he's doing his best to get some of his young teammates into his routine.(SPORTS)
Mar 03, 2010; Byline: LA VELLE E. NEAL III; STAFF WRITER FORT MYERS, FLA. - Orlando Hudson's ebullient personality has hit the Twins clubhouse...