Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants will replace teammate Madison Bumgarner in the All-Star Game Tuesday in Minneapolis, MN.
Hudson is 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA and has averaged 6 2/3 innings per start. He has walked just 19 batters in 119 innings, and his control plus ground-ball rate were two of the qualities that the Giants found appealing when they offered him a two-year, $23 million contract in November.
This will be Hudsons fourth All-Star appearance but just his second over the last 10 seasons. He last appeared in 2010 with the Atlanta Braves.
Bumgarner is still going to the All-Star festivities in Minnesota but was eligible to be replaced because hes starting the Sunday prior to the break. Bumgarner will start for the Giants today against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals, who played at McDowell High School and Western Carolina University, will be the lone representative from western North Carolina in this year's mid-summer classic.
Photo Courtesy: Madison Bumgarner, PHOTO SUBMITTED