Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/22/12

The Chicago White Sox finalized the signing of infielder Orlando Hudson to a one-year contract on Tuesday after the parties had agreed to the deal on Sunday.

Hudson, 34, started 33 games for the San Diego Padres this season, but was released on Thursday, as the Padres restructure their roster.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura has said Hudson may play some third base for the White Sox, although he has never played that position in the Major Leagues.

A two-time All-Star, Hudson was batting just .211 for the Padres this season when he was released.

Chicago also placed third baseman Brent Morel on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar back strain.

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