Tim Hudson is in the dugout to watch during the first inning against the Mets in their MLB baseball game on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
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Photo: CURTIS COMPTON / AJC/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tim Hudson named pitching coach at Auburn

Former Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has been named pitching coach at Auburn University, according to a report by Opelika-Auburn News on Tuesday. Hudson’s wife, Kim, posted a link to the story on Twitter.

Hudson will replace Steve Smith, who left to become head coach at Tennessee Tech late last year, at his alma mater. In 1997 at Auburn, Hudson was an All-American, the SEC Player of the Year and an All-SEC player at both pitcher and outfield.

After playing his first six professional seasons with the A’s, the right-hander signed with the Braves. He pitched for the Braves for nine seasons from 2005-13. He spent his final two seasons in the major leagues with the Giants and was part of the World Series champions in 2014.

Hudson went 113-72 with a 3.56 ERA with the Braves. He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2018. Hudson was named a National League All-Star with the Braves in 2010. He also was named an All-Star with the A’s in 2000 and 2004 and with the Giants in 2014.

Hudson had a career record of 222-133 in his 17 seasons. He had a 3.49 career ERA with 2,080 strikeouts.

Kim Hudson tweeted: “Tim is back in a baseball uniform! So thankful to once again be part of the @AuburnBaseball family. War Eagle!”

Auburn, which made the College World Series last year, opens its 2020 schedule Feb. 14.

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