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Sacramento River Cats

Tim Hudson close to rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO The Giants' two rehabbing Tims Hudson and Lincecum both threw bullpen sessions on Tuesday, but it sounds like one is closer to returning than the other. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday morning that Hudson (shoulder strain) could make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Sacramento as early as Friday. Hudson has been on the DL since July 27. Lincecum, meanwhile, will need at least one more bullpen session before the Giants start to "ramp up" his throwing, Bochy said. "He's not quite ready, to be honest," Bochy said. "I can't say he's real close." At the moment, the Giants don't appear to have a spot for either...