Tim Hudson added another award to his 2010 haul on Friday when the veteran pitcher was named Braves Player of the Year, edging Martin Prado in balloting by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Hudson went 17-9 with a 2.83 ERA in 34 starts and made the National League All-Star team in 2010, after missing all but the final month of the 2009 season recovering from ligament-transplant elbow surgery.
He received 11 of 22 votes cast for the Braves award. Prado got nine votes, and Jason Heyward and Brian McCann got one apiece. Hudson, Prado, Heyward and McCann all made the All-Star team.
Hudson, 35, also won comeback player of the year awards from MLB.com and Players Choice. The right-hander has two seasons left on a three-year, $28 million extension with the Braves, which also includes a $9 million option for a fourth season in 2013.
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