Giants 'Putting Out Feelers' for Infield Help, Not Many Options - NBC Bay Area

Giants 'Putting Out Feelers' for Infield Help, Not Many Options



    The Giants are in desperate need for infield help, what with Pablo Sandoval previously injured, Joaquin Arias recently injured, and Freddy Sanchez perpetually injured. It's really just a bad situation.

    And, according to Andrew Baggarly,'s Giants Insider, the Giants are "putting out feelers" about the possibility of acquiring infield help.

    Giants VP Bobby Evans told Baggarly that the club is looking to acquire additional help but also "wishes to remain patient with rookie Charlie Culberson." Culberson made his MLB debut on Sunday but is more than likely going to struggle at the plate without the added benefit of impeccable defense.

    One option? Orlando Hudson, the second baseman who was recently released by the Padres. Yes, you read that right: recently released by the Padres. Hudson's been pretty awful thus far in 2012, and, well, OK, that's being generous. Some of the things being discussed about Hudson publicly are flat-out awkward.

    "He plays so deep at 2B because his range is gone," a scout told Scott Miller of "And then he dives at balls like he's body surfing.

    "It's like he's playing T-ball," the scout told Miller. "Run til you're out."

    And yet, this is a player who could very well help the Giants. It's that dire of a situation in the Giants infield.

    We'll have to see whether or not Hudson clears waivers and whether the Giants are even interested in bringing him on board. He absolutely fits the modus operandi of the current regime (or at least the stereotypical MO anyway) so it's certainly something Giants fans should brace for. But it's more of an indictment of the current infield than anything else.